An Oregon lease termination notice is a document which officially announces the upcoming end of a rental tenancy. Either a landlord or tenant may give notice, in most cases at least 90 days in advance.
Types of Oregon Lease Termination Notice Forms
|Lease Type / Grounds
|10 Day Notice To Vacate
|30 Day Notice To Vacate
|Monthly / Fixed Term
Premises Deemed Unsafe by Gov’t Agency
|60 Day Notice To Vacate
|Monthly / Fixed Term
Rental Unit on Landlord’s Private Property
|90 Day Notice To Vacate
|Monthly / Fixed Term
Demolition / Renovation
Landlord or Immediate Family To Occupy Unit
3+ Lease Violations in Past 12 Months
Oregon 10 Day Notice To Vacate
An Oregon 10 Day Notice To Terminate Tenancy terminates a week-to-week lease, including situations with no written lease where the tenant pays rent weekly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least ten (10) calendar days before the date of termination.
Oregon 30 Day Notice To Vacate
An Oregon 30-Day Notice To Vacate terminates a rental agreement, including expired leases, many month-to-month leases, and situations with no written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the date of termination.
Landlords may use this notice to terminate a lease during the first year of tenancy. In most other cases, a landlord must give additional notice (and may need good cause to terminate). The two major exceptions allowing a 30 Day Notice To Vacate for a tenancy of more than one (1) year are:
- Certain cases where the landlord is selling their primary residence to another person also intending to use the property as a residence
- If the health department finds unsafe conditions on the property, the landlord may be required to give a 30 Day Notice To Vacate to all tenants
Oregon 60 Day Notice To Vacate
An Oregon 60-Day Notice To Vacate terminates a fixed term lease agreement, including a month-to-month lease, after the first year of tenancy. The non-terminating party must receive this notice at least sixty (60) days before the termination date.
The 60 Day Notice To Vacate mostly applies to month-to-month leases where the tenant occupies a dwelling in the same building or on the same property as the landlord’s primary residence.
Oregon 90 Day Notice To Vacate
An Oregon 90-Day Notice To Vacate terminates a lease agreement after the first year of tenancy, including any month-to-month lease and any lease terminated for cause (defined as three or more written lease violations in the previous twelve months).
A fixed term lease may also be terminated with this notice on the last day of the term for one of these qualifying reasons:
- Demolition work or converting the premises for non-residential use
- Repairs or renovations which make the premises unfit or unsafe for occupancy
- The landlord or the landlord’s immediate family intend to occupy the rental unit
- The landlord accepted an offer to purchase the premises and provided written evidence of the offer to purchase
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, unless the landlord has an ownership interest in four (4) or fewer residential dwelling units.
How To Write a Lease Termination Notice in Oregon
To ensure the legal compliance of a lease termination notice:
- Use the full name of the receiving party, 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 Calculate Expiration Date in Oregon
The “clock” for a lease termination notice starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and terminate a tenancy as of June 30th, delivery of the termination letter must be no later than May 31st.
In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.
How To Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Oregon
Oregon landlords and tenants may deliver a lease termination notice using any of these methods:
- Hand delivery to the other party
- Hand delivery to a person of suitable age who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party, PLUS notice mailed by first class mail
- Posting the notice on the premises, PLUS mailing the notice by first class mail
Mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.