Oregon Statutes - Chapter 90 - Residential Landlord and Tenant - Section 90.600 - Increases in rent; notice; meeting with tenants; effect of failure to meet.

(1) If a rental agreement is a month-to-month tenancy to which ORS 90.505 to 90.840 apply, the landlord may not increase the rent unless the landlord gives notice in writing to each affected tenant at least 90 days prior to the effective date of the rent increase specifying the amount of the increase, the amount of the new rent and the date on which the increase becomes effective.

(2) This section does not create a right to increase rent that does not otherwise exist.

(3) This section does not require a landlord to compromise, justify or reduce a rent increase that the landlord otherwise is entitled to impose.

(4) Neither ORS 90.510 (1), requiring a landlord to provide a statement of policy, nor ORS 90.510 (4), requiring a landlord to provide a written rental agreement, create a basis for tenant challenge of a rent increase, judicially or otherwise.

(5)(a) The tenants who reside in a facility may elect one committee of seven or fewer members in a facility-wide election to represent the tenants. One tenant of record for each rented space may vote in the election. Upon written request from the tenantsí committee, the landlord or a representative of the landlord shall meet with the committee within 10 to 30 days of the request to discuss the tenantsí nonrent concerns regarding the facility. Unless the parties agree otherwise, upon a request from the tenantsí committee, a landlord or representative of the landlord shall meet with the tenantsí committee at least once, but not more than twice, each calendar year. The meeting shall be held on the premises if the facility has suitable meeting space for that purpose, or at a location reasonably convenient to the tenants. After the meeting, the tenantsí committee shall send a written summary of the issues and concerns addressed at the meeting to the landlord. The landlord or the landlordís representative shall make a good faith response in writing to the committeeís summary within 60 days.

(b) The tenantsí committee is entitled to informal dispute resolution in accordance with ORS 446.547 if the landlord or landlordís representative fails to meet with the tenantsí committee or fails to respond in good faith to the written summary as required by paragraph (a) of this subsection. [Formerly 91.869; 1991 c.844 §8; 1995 c.559 §35; 1997 c.577 §26a; 1999 c.676 §21; 2001 c.596 §36]

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