Oregon State Laws Affecting Tenants in Domestic Violence Situations

Here are Oregon rules protecting tenants who are victims of domestic violence.

Oregon extends special protections to tenants who are victims of domestic violence. Here are some of the domestic violence (DV) laws that apply to tenants:

  • Landlord entitled to proof of DV status
  • Landlord cannot refuse to rent to victim of DV
  • Landlord cannot terminate a victim of DV
  • Early termination right for DV victim
  • Lease cannot prohibit calling the police in a DV situation or otherwise penalize DV victim
  • DV victim has the right to have the locks changed
  • Landlord or court may bifurcate the lease, which means that the landlord may evict the abuser, but not the victim of the domestic violence
  • Landlord has limited right to evict the victim.

Check the Oregon statute (Or. Rev. Stat. § §â

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