Can My Landlord Make Me Pay a New Security Deposit?

Posted almost 2 years ago. Applies to Oregon, 4 helpful votes

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During the First Year of the Tenancy

In general, the landlord may NOT require a new or increased security deposit. However, there are two exceptions: (1) The landlord MAY require an additional deposit IF the landlord AND tenant agree to modify the terms and conditions of the rental agreement to permit a pet or for other cause AND the additional deposit relates to the modification. (2) The landlord MAY landlord collect a security deposit that was listed in the rental agreement but has not been paid yet.

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After the First Year of the Tenancy

The landlord MAY require a new or increased deposit BUT the landlord must give the tenant at least three months to pay.

Additional Resources

http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/90.300

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