I would agree with Mr. Bodzin, but also look for lease termination clause in the lease. If there is one, no matter what it says, the cost to get out of the lease cannot exceed one-and-one-half months' rent. ORS 90.302(2)(e).
Also, if the space is rented after your son departs, the landlord cannot collect additional rent. Also, if the landlord doesn't attempt to rent the property (e.g., he or she sells it or just leaves it empty) your son is not liable for the rent. ORS 90.410.
Probate litigation happens regularly after someone has died. There are times when an executor can be named personally. Representation is recommended for anyone who intends to file or defend a lawsuit.
Mediation is a non-litigation methods of resolving such disputes more peacefully and often more affordable, which your family may which to consider.
Oregon divides its sex offender list into "Predatory" and others, depending on the offense. Ordinarily, there's no duty to by either the apartment manager or offender to disclose the location of a sex offender and this would not invalidate your lease. If the offender was a predatory sex offender, the landlord could terminate the offender's lease.
However, if you made rental of the property conditioned upon the neighbor not being a sex offender, they knew that he was, they told you that he...
I'm a little confused by the fact that your "Roommate gave notice." If your roommate said the two of you were going to terminate your lease, that notice could provide the basis for eviction.
The rest of the details seem a bit confusing, but generally without some form of notice you cannot be asked to leave, but during the first year of a month-to-month tenancy all that's required is 30-days written notice. Whether the notice given is sufficient or whether there's a retaliation claim or Fair...
I do not know whether it applies to your situation, but you can be let out of your lease upon a 14 days notice based on your status as a victim of domestic violence, as defined by ORS 90.100. There is a form you can fill out at 90.453 subsection 3. See the link below.
If that does not apply to you, then the other attorneys are probably right, your remedy is to pay the lease termination fee or give 30 days notice if on a month-to-month lease. A lease termination fee is limited to 1.5x rent.
Assuming your security deposit is less than $10,000, you can sue your landlord in small claims court. Obviously, pictures and receipts and your email will be good evidence that you'll want to present. You can also hire an attorney to help bring litigation. In a commercial lease, you can only get your attorney fees as the prevailing party if your lease agreement allows for it. Whether or not you retain an attorney, it would likely be worthwhile to get a consultation to help evaluate your claims.
You should seek copies of the partnership agreement and corporation tax filings before attempting to evaluate the relative risk/reward of litigation or liquidation. An ownership right should come with some rights to share in profits, whether or not it's still being actively managed.
Of course litigation can be expensive--it can also be worth it. And the path toward litigation can open up negotiation paths that don't yet exist. You'll need to contact a lawyer to help you weigh those options....
Yes, liens junior to the foreclosed lien will be removed from the property. Unless it's the tax collector; they never lose priority. Also the property may be redeemed within the redemption period in which case so are the junior liens.
Unlawful entry and eviction include statutory damages claims for up to double the amount of rent owed. There are also statutory damages available for failure to dispose of personal property according to the statute based on double the property's value. If your landlord simply took everything, then he clearly did not follow these procedures.
As was stated by the other attorney, you probably need to talk with an attorney. I regularly work with tenants in the Linn/Benton area.