Update: Activists *Might* Won't Rally Tomorrow: 73-Year-Old Man Can Stay in His Home

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Oh, awesome - thank you for finally referring to it as a no-cause termination, not an eviction. Either party can terminate the lease. This is great.

If this landlord was doing it in retaliation, I hope he gets busted. I'm surprised by the quotes that say it's hard to prove, though. If the repair requests were in writing, isn't the timing enough? That's what I've always been told.
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Public event page? I'm sure landlords will be looking over the names of all those going and making sure not to rent to those people or to evict them.
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This is not the man's house, it is his rented apartment and the rental term legally came to an end with proper notice from the property owner. If you want long term security either sign a long term lease or buy a condo. Seriously this guy lived in the place for 30 years he could own his own home now, instead he chose to have the flexibility of living in a rented apartment, but that flexibility goes both ways and the landlord has decided he wants to do something different with the apartment. There is nothing wrong with that, time for the guy to find a different place to live.
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@Reymont, my understanding is that once 6 months passes after a complaint the landlord regains the right to ask someone to move. So if there was a leaky roof that was complained about and I assume fixed last February, (almost a year ago) then the landlord should have the right to ask a tenant to move now. Just because there was a problem with the roof doesn't mean that the landlord loses all rights to regain possession of their property.
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Portland Tenant's Union's facebook page says that the negotiations were successful and the termination was cancelled.
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The relationship between landlords and renters is not symmetric, which is why renters need extra protections. Housing is a human right and our laws and practices need to reflect that.