Gregory L Abbott

Gregory L Abbott

  • Consumer Law, Landlord Tenant, Collections ...
  • Oregon, Washington
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Biography

Protecting Consumers and Small Businesses in Oregon for Over 23 Years. Landlord-Tenant Matters, Debt Collection Issues, Wills/Probates/Estate Administration, Auto Accidents, Car Deals Gone Bad are All Mainstays of My Practice. Other Attorneys in Oregon Hire Me to Help - Shouldn't You Too?

Practice Areas
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Collections
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Animal & Dog Law
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept contingent fees in select cases after a thorough review
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Depending upon the case and the situation, I offer flat fees in some matters; contingent fees in some; and hourly rates in others.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
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Washington
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9th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (1993)
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Honors: AmJur Award in Alternate Dispute Resolution, Winner of Mock Trial Competition
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Knox College
B.A. (1975) | Anthropology
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Activities: On Student Government
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Consumer Law Northwest
Legal Answers
924 Questions Answered
Q. I'm in Corvallis, OR. Can a LL charge lease break fees with SB 282 in place? The bill doesn't say much about it.
A: Of course - any/all of the Covid moratorium rental restrictions apply to landlords either terminating a tenant's tenancy due to failure to pay rent or without cause. Neither apply to early termination fees - these are imposed only when a tenant elects to terminate their lease early. If they break their own agreement, they pay the penalty that they also agreed to.
Q. Hey so I’m renting a house and just had a new born today came home and had a letter saying there showing the house
A: A landlord has the right to sell the rental dwelling if they wish but they still have to provide at least 24 hours advance notice of their intent to enter to show the dwelling. You do not have to allow any specific showing but are not free to ban all showings. You can require that those that enter be masked and gloved if you wish. Once the property sells, then and only then is the landlord allowed to issue you a 90 day termination of tenancy notice if the buyer certifies that they intend to occupy the dwelling as their primary residence and, of course, you are on a month to month tenancy. Whether you are comfortable affording moving is irrelevant to the landlord's rights. Depending upon where you are, you likely would be entitled to recover relocation assistance payment if it is sold and your tenancy is terminated.
Q. Can a landlord kick you out so they can raise the rent
A: Any cap on raising rent in a commercial lease depends upon the terms of the rental agreement. Without specified limits, a landlord is free to raise the rent any amount they wish - for an existing or new tenant. It is why most commercial renters insist on multi-year leases so they can plan and schedule without being subject to suddenly and unexpectedly having their leases terminated; and so they can plan for what their basic cost will be. If you scheduled events without having use of your site guaranteed, you may well have problems but any recourse against your landlord is likely to be found, if at all, in the terms of your rental agreement.
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Contact & Map
Consumer Law Northwest
6635 N. Baltimore Ave
Suite 254
Portland, OR 97203
Telephone: (503) 283-4568