Oregon Month-to-Month Lease Agreement

Last updated August 31st, 2022

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An Oregon month-to-month lease agreement defines the terms and conditions of a legally binding rental arrangement whereby a tenant leases a landlord’s residential property on a monthly basis. Unlike standard residential leases, month-to-month agreements do not have a set termination date; instead, they are renewed when the tenant pays rent and can be terminated by either party at any time by giving notice as required by the lease (thirty (30) days minimum). Although the landlord can terminate monthly contracts without cause, it is still recommended that they ask prospective tenants to complete rental applications.

Notice for Terminating (§ 91.070) – Thirty (30) Days

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Disclosures (9)

  1. 100-Year Flood Plan
  2. Carbon Monoxide Alarm
  3. Condition Report (Portland Only)
  4. Disclosure of Legal Proceedings
  5. Identity Disclosure
  6. Lead-Based Paint
  7. Recycling Instructions
  8. Smoking Policy
  9. Utility and Service Disclosure

1) 100-Year Flood Plain

If a dwelling unit is located in a 100-year flood plain, the landlord must disclose this information to the tenant.

2) Carbon Monoxide Alarm Instructions

If the leased property contains a source of carbon monoxide, the landlord must install a carbon monoxide detector and provide tenants with a pamphlet describing how to test and operate the device.

3) Condition Report (City of Portland Only)

If the landlord accepts a security deposit, the tenant may complete a property condition report and deliver it to the landlord within seven (7) days following the lease commencement date. If no such report is made, the landlord must complete and provide the tenant with a condition report and digital photographs of the premises within seventeen (17) days after the tenant takes occupancy.

4) Disclosure of Legal Proceedings

The tenant must be notified of any legal proceeding the rental property is subject to, such as a pending foreclosure or outstanding notice of default (only applicable to properties with four (4) or fewer rental units).

5) Identity Disclosure

The tenant must receive the name and address of the property manager(s) and the building owner or an agent of the owner who is permitted to accept notices, demands, and court-issued documents.

6) Lead-Based Paint Disclosure

The purpose of this disclosure is to reveal whether lead-based paint is present in the rental unit (only required for pre-1978 housing).

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7) Recycling Instructions

If the property has five (5) or more rental units and is located within an urban growth boundary, landlords must provide recycling instructions to their tenants at least once a year.

8) Smoking Policy

Each residential lease must include a smoking policy informing tenants where they can and cannot smoke.

9) Utility and Service Disclosure

If the tenant is charged a fee for a utility or service that directly benefits other tenants or the landlord, this information must be indicated in the lease agreement.