An Oregon 90 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to terminate a month-to-month or fixed-term lease for certain qualifying reasons. The tenant must receive notice at least ninety (90) calendar days before the date of termination.
When To Use an Oregon 90 Day Notice To Vacate
An Oregon 90 Day Notice To Vacate applies to the following rental situations:
- Terminating a month-to-month or fixed-term lease
- Evicting a tenant concurrent with notice of a third (3rd) lease violation within the preceding 12-month period
- Terminating a tenancy of over (1) year on the last day of its term (or on the last day of the relevant period, for a month-to-month lease), for one of the following qualifying reasons:
- Demolition work
- Converting the premises for non-residential use
- Repairs or renovations which make the premises not suitable to occupy
- Intended occupancy by the landlord or landlord’s immediate family
- Accepted offer to purchase the premises, with written evidence offered
When terminating a lease for a qualifying reason, the landlord must pay the tenant an amount equal to one (1) month of rent for relocation. Landlords must provide compensation to tenants for a lease termination with a qualifying reason, unless they have an ownership interest in four (4) or fewer residential dwelling units.
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 90 Day Notice To Vacate
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:
- Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
- Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
- 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 90 Day Notice To Vacate
Oregon landlords and tenants may deliver a Notice To Vacate 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.