An Oregon 144 Hour Notice To Quit is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant (other than those who pay rent from week-to-week) for nonpayment of rent after the five (5) calendar day grace period. The tenant must pay the balance due or move out within 144 calendar hours of receiving notice.
When To Use an Oregon 144 Hour Notice To Quit
An Oregon 144 Hour Notice To Quit applies to all tenancies other than those which pay rent from week to week. This form of notice begins eviction when the any portion of the tenant’s rent remains unpaid on the 5th calendar day after it’s normally due.
Some types of Oregon lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.
How To Write an Oregon 144 Hour Notice To Quit
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Quit:
- Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
- Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
- Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy, and payment necessary to avoid termination
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises
- Provide updated/current address and phone number information
- Print name and sign the notice
- Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature
It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.
How To Serve an Oregon 144 Hour Notice To Quit
Oregon landlords may deliver a Notice To Quit using any of these methods:
- Hand delivery to the other party
- Delivery by first class mail
- Only if agreed by both parties: Delivery by first class mail AND posting to the property
To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.