An Oregon lease termination letter (30-day notice) is a legal notice used by either a landlord or tenant to signal the end of a month-to-month tenancy with a 30-day notice period. This straightforward document ensures legal compliance by giving proper notice. For tenancies beyond one year, Oregon law requires landlords to provide a justified reason for termination, similar to standard residential leases.
Tenants receiving this notice must vacate the rental unit before the notice period expires to avoid formal eviction proceedings. The document should be completed accurately and delivered to the lessor or lessee as required.
Governing Law — O.R.S. § 90.427(3).
Tenancy Length — Less than 1 year.
Reasons to Use a 30-Day Notice to Vacate
In month-to-month rental agreements, the 30-day notice period fulfills various functions, including:
- Halting automatic renewal: These leases usually renew automatically each month. By giving a 30-day notice, either party can stop this renewal and terminate the tenancy.
- Facilitating property sales or renovations: It allows landlords to sell the property or undertake significant renovations.
- Enabling change in property usage: Landlords can use this period to transition the property from a rental to personal use, a business, or another type of non-residential use.