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  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HB 2001

    Position: Oppose

    Summary: Repeals statewide prohibition on city and county ordinances regulating rents. Permits city or county to adopt rent stabilization program with certain restrictions. Imposes moratorium on rent increases greater than five percent for residential tenancies, with exceptions. Sunsets moratorium on July 1, 2018.

    Declares emergency, effective on passage.


    HB 2002

    Position: Oppose

    Summary: Expands laws regarding preservation of participating properties that are publicly supported housing. Requires two-year notices from property owner of intent to sell participating property to Housing and Community Services Department, local governments and affected tenants. Authorizes department to impose civil penalties for violations. Requires owner of participating property to provide department and local governments with opportunity to purchase publicly
    supported housing. Authorizes civil action by person who suffers ascertainable loss or damage as result of property owner's failure to comply with laws.


    HB 2003

    Position: Oppose

    Summary: Repeals prohibition on city or county ordinance or resolution controlling rent charged for rental of dwelling unit.

    Declares emergency, effective on passage.


    HB 2004

    Position: Oppose

    Summary: Prohibits landlord from terminating month-to-month tenancy without cause except under certain circumstances with 90 days' written notice and payment of relocation expenses. Provides exception for certain tenancies for occupancy of dwelling unit in building or on property occupied by landlord as primary residence. Makes violation defense against action for possession by landlord. Requires fixed term tenancy to become month-to-month tenancy upon reaching specific ending date, unless tenant elects to renew or terminate tenancy. Requires landlord to make tenant offer to renew fixed term tenancy. Repeals statewide prohibition on city and county ordinances controlling rents.

    Declares emergency, effective on passage.


    HB 2240

    Position: Oppose

    Summary: Prohibits landlord from terminating month-to-month tenancy without cause. Allows landlord to terminate month-to-month tenancy without cause under certain circumstances or if landlord provides tenant with relocation assistance equal to three months' rent. Requires landlord to provide 90 days' written notice for tenancy renewal or termination under certain circumstances. Permits tenant to renew rental agreement if landlord did not invoke exception or terminate for cause.

    Declares emergency, effective on passage.


    HB 2650

    Position: Oppose

    Summary: Prohibits landlord evaluating applicant for tenancy from considering criminal history prior to performing criminal background check.

  • Monday, July 13, 2015 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently signed a new law that means inhalant delivery systems, including e-cigarettes, can no longer be used in any indoor area that is already smokefree under the Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA), as of January 1, 2016.

    For more information - click for more info

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 11:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Please read the ordinance and then call or email your city councilman before Monday, June 1st.


    City Ordinance Proposal


  • Wednesday, November 05, 2014 9:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Bureau of Labor and Industry has been doing a series of workshops around the state to inform landlords about the recent changes to the rules around housing vouchers. Oregon Public Broadcasting interviewed Brad Avakian, Oregon State Labor Commissioner and Christian Bryant, President of the Portland Area Rental Owners Association & President of Coldwell Banker Mountain West Property Management.

    Listen to the Interview

  • Thursday, October 02, 2014 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With the weather beginning to show sign of cooling off, the KROA office has gotten several calls about heating requirements in rentals. The first place we looked was the ORHA 2014 Law Book.

    We all know we must maintain our properties in habitable condition, most of the requirements are spelled out in easily understandable, unambiguous language, not the heating requirements though.

    According to ORS90.320, section d, "Adequate heating facilities that conform to applicable law at the time of installation and maintained in good working order." 

    Okay, but what does that really mean? We went on a quest to find something that would give us a better idea of "how warm is warm?". We did several internet searches and all of the relevant answers quoted ORS90. Not what we needed. Next we contacted several large property management companies around the state. Still nothing. Next, we contacted the Klamath County Community Development Department (building dept). The head of the department was finally able to give us some answers that made sense.

    In the 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code the definition of "Conditioned Area"

     

    - That area within a building provided with heating and/or cooling systems or appliances capable of maintaining, through design or heat loss/gain, 68 degrees Fahrenheit during the heating season and/or 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the cooling season, or has a fixed opening directly adjacent to a conditioned area.

     

    From the 2012 International Mechanical Code, [B] Section 309

     

    [B] 309.1 Space-heating systems. Interior spaces intended for human occupancy shall be provided with active or passive space-heating systems capable of maintaining a minimum indoor temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit at a point 3 feet above the floor on the design heating day. The installation of portable space heaters shall not be used to achieve compliance with this section.

     

    Exception: Interior spaces where the primary purpose is not associated with human comfort.


    Now we have a definition we can use.


    Happy Landlording!

  • Sunday, August 10, 2014 6:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The completely updated ORHA Forms manual is now in stock in the Klamath Rental Housing Association office.

    Members are eligible for a 50% discount off the cover price of $75.


  • Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Our first shipment of the Oregon Rental Housing Association Law Book are in the KROA office. The Oregon Law Bookbook is newly revised to cover the latest Oregon Landlord/Tenant law changes. More than 200 pages of the "legalese" interpreted and commented by J.Norton Cabell.

    The cover price is $75.00 but all active KROA members are eligible for a 50% discount. Stop by the office and get yours today!
  • Wednesday, April 09, 2014 2:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Have you ever wondered if your rents were in line with others in the area? How does your occupancy rate compare? Now you'll be able to find those facts and figures right here! After the survey is complete we will publish the results on this website.

    We have designed and implemented an online survey to measure how many units are available and/or rented at a defined point in time. The plan is to repeat the survey on a quarterly basis. To make the survey accurate, we need every landlord in the Basin to take the survey. Help us get the word out by emailing, calling or sending your friends and acquaintances this link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KRHA-Rental-Survey

    Members and non-members are eligible.
  • Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Klamath Rental Housing Association is have a booth at this year's Home and Garden Show in April. The goal is to promote the services available through membership in the association.

    Volunteers are needed to staff the booth on April 4th, 5th and 6th. The shifts have been broken up into short 2-hour stints. No experience is necessary.

    For more information contact the KRHA office. Or sign up online.
  • Friday, December 20, 2013 10:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    At the Annual Holiday party on Wednesday, December 18th, the Klamath Rental Housing Association collected 112 pounds of food and more than $300 cash for the Klamath/Lake Counties Food Bank.

    food display


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