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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.

Administrative Rules

View ordinances, administrative rules, and documentation related to FAIR (Fair Access in Renting):

Application and Screening     Security Deposits


Renter Training

DateTimeTopicTraining Provider
Feb 8, 20216:00 pm – 7:00 pmStatewide Eviction MoratoriumRentWell - Register

Future training sessions will be scheduled as resources permit. If you would like to receive general information announcements, including future training opportunities and more, click here to join the RSO email list.

Rentwell Series

More information at www.rentwell.org 

Landlord Training

New sessions for landlords! Free, but please register. There a multiple topics available. Follow the link in the Training Provider column to see more details. Once registered, you will receive the link to the virtual training.

DateTimeTopicTraining Provider
Jan 21, 202112:30 pm – 3:00 pmSenate Bill 608RPM - Register
Feb 3, 202112:30 pm – 3:00 pmApplication & ScreeningRPM - Register
Feb 9, 202112:30 pm – 3:00 pmSecurity DepositsRPM - Register
Feb 25, 202112:30 pm – 3:00 pmFair HousingRPM - Register
Mar 10, 202112:30 pm – 3:00 pmRelocation AssistanceRPM - Register
Mar 23, 202112:30 pm – 3:00 pmSenate Bill 608RPM - Register
Mar 31, 202112:30 pm – 3:00 pmApplication & ScreeningRPM - Register
Apr 13, 202112:30 pm – 3:00 pmSecurity DepositsRPM - Register
Apr 29, 202112:30 pm – 3:00 pmFair HousingRPM - Register
May 12, 202112:30 pm – 3:00 pmApplication & ScreeningRPM - Register
May 27, 202112:30 pm – 3:00 pmSecurity DepositsRPM - Register

Future training sessions will be scheduled as resources permit. If you would like to receive general information announcements, including future training opportunities and more, click here to join the RSO email list.

Case Manager Training

Please note, these are for case managers. The following trainings led by Rent Well are free, but registration is required.

DateTimeTopicTraining Provider
Jan 15, 202110:00 am – 12:00 pmSB608 and Relocation AssistanceRent Well - Register
Jan 15, 20211:00 pm – 4:00 pmFAIR OrdinancesRent Well - Register