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City of Milwaukie adds new renter protection

Milwaukie, Oregon has become the second Oregon city to enact new, important tenant protections. Milwaukie’s new protections, located at Chapter 5.60 of the Milwaukie Municipal Code, require landlords in Milwaukie require no-cause termination notices to give tenants at least 90 days advance notice. The new protections largely mirror those adopted by the City of Portland in November 2015.

The new law does not apply to tenants and landlords who share a Dwelling Unit as that term is defined by ORS 90.100.

If you are a tenant and your Milwaukie landlord violates this law, you can sue your landlord for up to three months’ rent, plus actual damages, reasonable attorney fees and court costs.