Sharp Law, PC primarily represents tenants in Landlord-Tenant matters, though we will represent landlords faced with unique circumstances and often consult with them to assist them in complying with the law.
We are knowledgeable and serious about litigating civil lawsuits on behalf of tenants who have suffered injuries or economic harm from the actions or negligence of landlords. Our experience comes from first battling unscrupulous landlords in the San Francisco Bay Area for years, where the economic and life-altering stakes for rent-controlled tenants faced with evictions could not be higher.
Since 2016, we have applied that experience in the Portland metropolitan and surrounding areas to successfully defend eviction proceedings as well as secure sizable settlements and judgments for tenants who have suffered injuries, habitability issues, illegal evictions and rent increases.
With recent changes in Oregon law, including state-wide rent control passed in Senate Bill 608, the stakes for both landlords and tenants have been raised and the law has become more complex, as several local ordinances in Portland (Portland City Code Section 30.01.085) and Milwaukie (Milwaukie Municipal Code 5.60) affecting rents differ from the new state law.
We offer consultations at a fixed rate for tenants and landlords. Call us at (503) 575-1277 or contact us on-line.