No such thing as a verbal eviction. Tenant is still a tenant until court issues an order of eviction. 24 hour notice has to be given.
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Probably not but it depends. If you have a written agreement (in addition to the rental agreement) signed by both of you that say's the landlord can do this AND you entered this agreement at a time when the landlord was actively trying to sell the unit AND you were given something in consideration of this agreement, then yes. But it still has to be at a reasonable time.
Most likely the requirements above have not been met. In that case, your landlord has to give you 24 hours actual notice. This can be verbally (in person or via a phone message) or written (handed to you, posted on your door, or mailed to you). If it's mailed, they have to give you an addition three days notice. For any of these, the entry still has to be at a reasonable time.
If none of these requirements were met, you may have a claim for an unlawful entry.
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Your rental agreement should cover this. As noted, notice is required and showings must occur during reasonable hours.
Seek a consultation with a local attorney experienced in landlord-tenant matters -- the small consultation fee charged should be well worth it to answer this question, and any others you may have regarding your rights as a tenant. The law in Oregon favors tenants. You should not be shy about confronting your landlord if he or she is violating Oregon law.
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