2015 ORS 90.671¹
Closure of marina
  • notices
  • payments to tenants
  • rules

(1) If a marina or a portion of the marina that includes a marina space is to be closed and the land or leasehold converted to a different use, and the closure is not required by the exercise of eminent domain or by order of a federal, state or local agency, the landlord of the marina may terminate a month-to-month or fixed term rental agreement for a marina space by giving the tenant:

(a) Not less than 365 days’ notice in writing before the date designated in the notice for termination; or

(b) Not less than 180 days’ notice in writing before the date designated in the notice for termination, if:

(A) The landlord finds space acceptable to the tenant to which the tenant can move the floating home; and

(B) The landlord pays the cost of moving and set-up expenses or $3,500, whichever is less.

(2) The landlord may:

(a) Provide greater financial incentive to encourage the tenant to accept an earlier termination date than that provided in subsection (1) of this section; or

(b) Contract with the tenant for a mutually acceptable arrangement to assist the tenant’s move.

(3) The Housing and Community Services Department shall adopt rules to administer this section.

(4)(a) A landlord may not increase the rent for a dwelling unit for the purpose of offsetting the payments required under this section.

(b) A landlord may not increase the rent for a dwelling unit after giving a notice of termination under this section to the tenant.

(5) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section shall prevent a landlord from relocating a floating home to another comparable space in the same marina, or in another marina owned by the same owner in the same city, if the landlord desires or is required to make repairs, to remodel or to modify the tenant’s original space.

(6) This section does not limit a landlord’s right to terminate a tenancy for nonpayment of rent under ORS 90.394 (Termination of rental agreement for failure to pay rent) or for other cause under ORS 90.380 (Effect of rental of dwelling in violation of building or housing codes) (5)(b), 90.396 (Acts or omissions justifying termination 24 hours after notice), 90.398 (Termination of rental agreement for drug or alcohol violations) or 90.632 (Termination of tenancy due to physical condition of manufactured dwelling or floating home) by complying with ORS 105.105 (Entry to be lawful and peaceable only) to 105.168 (Minor as party in proceedings pertaining to residential dwellings).

(7) If a landlord is required to close a marina by the exercise of eminent domain or by order of a federal, state or local agency, the landlord shall notify the marina tenants no later than 15 days after the landlord receives notice of the exercise of eminent domain or of the agency order. The notice to the tenants shall be in writing, designate the date of closure, state the reason for the closure and describe any government relocation benefits known by the landlord to be available to the tenants. [2007 c.906 §25]

Note: 90.671 (Closure of marina) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 90 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 90

Notes of Decisions

The prevailing party in an ac­tion brought under this Act is entitled to attorney fees. Executive Manage­ment v. Juckett, 274 Or 515, 547 P2d 603 (1976)

Damages for mental distress are not recoverable under this Act. Ficker v. Diefenbach, 34 Or App 241, 578 P2d 467 (1978), as modified by 35 Or App 829, 578 P2d 467 (1978)

Where tenant terminates residential tenancy but then holds over wrongfully, landlord need not give any notice to tenant as prerequisite to maintaining ac­tion for pos­ses­sion. Skourtes v. Schaer, 36 Or App 659, 585 P2d 703 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

Landlord may waive statutory right to 30 days' written notice from tenant. Skourtes v. Schaer, 36 Or App 659, 585 P2d 703 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

This act does not provide for recovery of punitive damages. Brewer v. Erwin, 287 Or 435, 600 P2d 398 (1979)

As this act is not penal, it is not subject to attack for vagueness. Marquam Invest­ment Corp. v. Beers, 47 Or App 711, 615 P2d 1064 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Distinc­tion in this act between residential and nonresidential tenancies is not irra­tional, arbitrary or unreasonable under United States or Oregon Constitu­tion. Marquam Invest­ment Corp. v. Beers, 47 Or App 711, 615 P2d 1064 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Residential Landlord and Tenant Act does not supersede common law in all aspects of per­sonal injury liability. Bellikka v. Green, 306 Or 630, 762 P2d 997 (1988)

Where jury returned general verdict for defendant and court refused to award defendant attorney fees, defendant has right, absent "unusual circumstances," to receive attorney fees for damages for prevailing on per­sonal injury claim. Steininger v. Tosch, 96 Or App 493, 773 P2d 15 (1989), Sup Ct review denied

Where tenants counterclaim for injunctive relief and damages after landlord sent 30-day, no-cause evic­tion notice, before awarding attorney fees, district court must determine whether landlord or tenants have right to pos­ses­sion of house and whether tenants' right to assert counterclaim is provided by statute. Edwards v. Fenn, 308 Or 129, 775 P2d 1375 (1989)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Private process server in a forcible entry and detainer ac­tion, (1975) Vol 37, p 869; ap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty to university housing and properties, (1976) Vol 37, p 1297

Law Review Cita­tions

56 OLR 655 (1977); 16 WLR 275 (1979); 16 WLR 835 (1980)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 90—Residential Landlord and Tenant, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors090.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 90, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano090.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.