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RHA Update

August 2017

August 2017

Come join RHA Oregon for day of networking, food, rides, and bingo!

January 2017

January 2017

As a landlord, you want to find the perfect tenant, so that means carefully screening applicants and getting to know them as best you can. Part of the process of finding qualified tenants includes an interview or two where you ask the applicant about their background and interests.

June 2017

June 2017

It’s wise to collect a security deposit from renters, which can help you protect against property damage to your rental unit. However, if you don’t know the security deposit return procedures, you risk running afoul of rental deposit rights laws.

November 2017

November 2017

The Portland City Council has extended its housing emergency declaration for another six months, including rules that require landlords to pay moving expenses of renters they evict without cause. The policy also says landlords must pay moving costs of tenant if they raise rent more than 10 percent causing tenants to move. Payments range from $2,900 to $4,500 for landlords. Landlords have argued the policy is disguised rent control.

September 2017

September 2017

Nothing can ruin a good day more quickly than a resident with a complaint! You see them coming through your office window and want to hide in the closet. Or, you see their name displayed on caller ID and you let it go to voicemail. Who wants to deal with an unhappy resident?
Well, if you’re smart, you do!

January 2018

January 2018

Recently it seems I have seen an increase in the number of problems involving roommate tenants. Most of their complications could have been avoided had the landlord made the rental agreement and addenda clear up front. Click "Read more..." for more on Renting to Roommates

May 2018

May 2018

Every seasoned investor should be familiar with the obvious expenses that go into a rental analysis when determining if a potential investment property will be profitable. There’s the mortgage, the taxes, the insurance, the reserve fund, the maintenance; if all these add up to be less than the monthly rent, leaving you with a 6- 8% profit, you have a good case for a profitable investment.

February 2017

February 2017

How will you know when you are successful? If you believe you are successful now, how do you know? Most people, landlords included, cannot simply point to a goal and state definitively that they have accomplished it. Every landlord had the plan to be successful when he or she bought their first rental property. Success is still sitting there waiting for every landlord to grab and run with it. So get ready to set some New Year’s resolutions that will help track your success.

December 2017

December 2017

Come join RHA Oregon for a wonderful evening of music, food, and fun, all for a great cause. The proceeds from this event go to JOIN Connecting the street to a home.

March 2018

March 2018

See page 15 for summaries of bills under consideration this legislative session.

October 2017

October 2017

To do more than keep up with the competition, you need an effective plan for attracting and retaining the best tenants.

April 2018

April 2018

Happy 50th Birthday Fair Housing!

February 2018

February 2018

As we all know, the screening process is one that is critical to the success of a landlord-tenant relationship.To better keep up with the times, and the changes, the Rental Housing Alliance Oregon, in partnership with National Tenant Network will be making some changes in 2018.

July 2017

July 2017

Come join RHA Oregon for a wonderful evening of music, food, and fun, all for a great cause supporting the community relations committee and their efforts to support housing agencies in our community. All money raised at the Under a Starry Night event goes directly to the various charitable activities.
There will be a silent auction, an oral auction, and a raffle.

May 2017

May 2017

Test your rental management knowledge with Tia Politi's quiz. Are you the Mary Poppins of landlords or are you at risk of getting yourself into legal trouble? How will you score?