Transcript of „More Legal Q-A: An Update to Landlord/Tenant Law in Oregon” Hello, my name is Troy Pickard and I am a lawyer who practices landlord/tenant law in Portland. Recently, I was one of the speakers at a public seminar on changes in the law of Oregon landlords/tenants, and the seminar was registered and is available on this site. If you have seen it, you will see that the public had a lot of questions. For reasons of time, we have not been able to answer all these questions, but in this video I will answer some of these questions. I cannot answer everyone, especially because some of these questions are very specific, and we do not have answers to everything. This is quite typical of the new legislation. Sometimes we will not know the answer until someone asks a question in court so that a judge can decide, and sometimes the legislator will weigh in to clarify things. But for now, all I can tell you is what the new laws say and perhaps give you an overview based on my experience in this legal area. Before I address specific issues of these new laws, let me just address a few points of disarray on which people are a little confused. The first is the difference between dismissal and expulsion. People use these terms interchangeably all the time, but they mean different things.
The termination simply means the end of a lease. For example, every time a landlord goes to a tenant and issues a notice of termination that is considered a termination, and the same is true for every time a tenant goes to see a landlord and gives a notice of termination to its landlord.