2011 ORS § 90.220¹
Terms and conditions of rental agreement
  • smoking policy
  • rent obligation and payment

(1) A landlord and a tenant may include in a rental agreement terms and conditions not prohibited by this chapter or other rule of law including rent, term of the agreement and other provisions governing the rights and obligations of the parties.

(2) The terms of a fixed term tenancy, including the amount of rent, may not be unilaterally amended by the landlord or tenant.

(3) The landlord shall provide the tenant with a copy of any written rental agreement and all amendments and additions thereto.

(4) Except as provided in this subsection, the rental agreement must include a disclosure of the smoking policy for the premises that complies with ORS 479.305 (Smoking policy disclosure). A disclosure of smoking policy is not required in a rental agreement subject to ORS 90.505 (Definition for ORS 90.505 to 90.840) to 90.840 (Park purchase funds, loans) for space in a facility as defined in ORS 90.100 (Definitions).

(5) Notwithstanding ORS 90.245 (Prohibited provisions in rental agreements) (1), the parties to a rental agreement to which ORS 90.100 (Definitions) to 90.465 (Right of city to recover from owner for costs of relocating tenant due to condemnation) apply may include in the rental agreement a provision for informal dispute resolution.

(6) In absence of agreement, the tenant shall pay as rent the fair rental value for the use and occupancy of the dwelling unit.

(7) Except as otherwise provided by this chapter:

(a) Rent is payable without demand or notice at the time and place agreed upon by the parties. Unless otherwise agreed, rent is payable at the dwelling unit, periodic rent is payable at the beginning of any term of one month or less and otherwise in equal monthly or weekly installments at the beginning of each month or week, depending on whether the tenancy is month-to-month or week-to-week. Rent may not be considered to be due prior to the first day of each rental period. Rent may not be increased without a 30-day written notice thereof in the case of a month-to-month tenancy or a seven-day written notice thereof in the case of a week-to-week tenancy.

(b) If a rental agreement does not create a week-to-week tenancy, as defined in ORS 90.100 (Definitions), or a fixed term tenancy, the tenancy shall be a month-to-month tenancy.

(8) Except as provided by ORS 90.427 (Termination of periodic tenancies) (7), a tenant is responsible for payment of rent until the earlier of:

(a) The date that a notice terminating the tenancy expires;

(b) The date that the tenancy terminates by its own terms;

(c) The date that the tenancy terminates by surrender;

(d) The date that the tenancy terminates as a result of the landlord failing to use reasonable efforts to rent the dwelling unit to a new tenant as provided under ORS 90.410 (Effect of tenant failure to give notice of absence) (3);

(e) The date when a new tenancy with a new tenant begins;

(f) Thirty days after delivery of possession without prior notice of termination of a month-to-month tenancy; or

(g) Ten days after delivery of possession without prior notice of termination of a week-to-week tenancy. [Formerly 90.240; 2009 c.127 §3; 2009 c.431 §10; 2011 c.42 §1]