Recent law changes in Oregon have allowed landlords to lay even more fees onto tenants for poor behavior. There are fees for leaving pet waste, smoking, failure to clean up garbage, parking violations, late fees for utilities, for having a pet capable of doing damage, and the list goes on. This is another case of the legislature meddling in the relationship between the landlord and the tenant, and, for the most part, we at Empire do not believe in most of these fees. Other than a few standard fees such a late fees these new fees only feed the war between landlords and tenants. Our approach is simple. Screen our applicants and select only responsible tenants and then apply our 3 step process if they breach the rental agreement. In 17 years of thoughtful design in property management I believe we have the best solution.
Ed Waggoner – Lead Property Manager at Empire