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Portland Landlord-Tenant Law Training

FAIR went into effect March 1, 2020. The new administrative rules for Application and Screening and Security Deposits apply to rental housing units in Portland. View the training schedule and sign up for a free training.

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Important Message

As with any area of the law, landlord/tenant law is complex and nuanced.  The free training sessions funded by the Rental Services Office provide a general overview of basic information relating to the specified topic.  They are not designed or intended to provide a rental housing provider with everything they need to know to engage in the business of renting residential property, nor do they serve to replace professional legal advice relating to a specific issue or situation. Rental Services Office staff can provide the names and contact information of community partners and organizations that provide more in-depth training and/or legal services.

Additional free training sessions will be offered as resources permit.  If you would like to be included on an email distribution list to receive general information announcements, including but not limited to future training opportunities, please join the RSO email list here.


Register for a free training

Learn about the FAIR rules that went into effect March 1, 2020 and about Portland landlord-tenant law. These free trainings, offered January through June, are tailored to the needs of renters, landlords, or social service providers in multiple languages. Registration is required to attend a training.


Renter Training Schedule

Although there are no free renter training sessions available at this time, future training sessions will be scheduled as resources permit. If you would like to be included on an email distribution list to receive general information announcements, including but not limited to future training opportunities, please join the RSO email list here.

Rentwell Series

Workshops on June 17 and 24. View the flyer for details.

More information at www.rentwell.org 

Course Dates
(must attend all in series)
TimeClass SizeLanguageRegistration
Thursday/Friday
Evenings
May 21 - June 26
7:00 - 8:30 pm20 studentsEnglishFull
Friday/Sunday
Afternoons
May 22 - June 28
2:30 - 4:00 pm20 studentsEnglishFull
Sundays/Thursday
Evenings
May 24 - June 28
5:00 - 6:30 pm20 studentsEnglishRegister here

Landlord Training Schedule

DateTimeTopicLanguageTraining Provider
(click to register)
June 9, 202010:30 am -
1:30 pm
State Senate Bill 608
Tenant Protection Bill
EnglishRPM
June 11, 202011:30 am -
2:30 pm
Portland FAIR Ordinance
(Screening and Deposits Reform)
EnglishRPM
June 18, 202011:30 am -
2:30 pm
Portland Relocation Fee OrdinanceEnglishRPM
June 20, 20208:30 am -
5:00 pm
FAIR Ordinance, Relocation Fees,
SB 608, and Rental Registrations
EnglishRPM
June 25, 202011:30 am -
2:30 pm
Portland FAIR Ordinance
(Screening and Deposits Reform)
EnglishRPM

Future training sessions will be scheduled as resources permit. If you would like to be included on an email distribution list to receive general information announcements, including but not limited to future training opportunities, please join the RSO email list here.

Case Manager Training Schedule

DateTimeTopicTraining Provider / Status
June 23, 202010:00 am - 12:00 pmSB608 and
Relocation Assistance
Transitions ProjectsFull
June 30, 202010:00 am - 12:00 pmSB608 and
Relocation Assistance
Transitions ProjectsFull
June 30, 20201:00 pm - 4:00 pmFAIR OrdinancesTransitions ProjectsFull

Administrative Rules

Select from the following to view ordinances, administrative rules, and documentation related to FAIR (Fair Access in Renting):

Application and Screening    Security Deposits