I have called the police, sheriff, tried to hire an attorney, contacted legal aid & things keep getting worse- my new landlord roommate has now locked me completely out - I'm terrified of him anyway because he assaulted me , 1 sympathetic female officer in Hillsboro is not enough to convince some male officers that this man lies, makes false accusations/reports to police, and has texted telling me my property is outside getting ruined - police advised me to stay away even though that is my legal residence . I have 1000 to spend on an attorney right now and live in my car but none will return my calls , I am seriously ready to hang myself - I cannot get any help and I need help !
You likely have claims against your ex-roommate/landlord. He cannot legally lock you out until either you have voluntarily terminated your tenancy; legally abandoned it; or have had it terminated and you were removed by a Sheriff pursuant to a court order. He cannot legally put your property out in the rain unless he has first gone through the required steps outlined in ORS 90.425. Regardless, the only way to know anything meaningful is for you to simply make an appointment with a landlord-tenant attorney to review and sort everything out to see what legal claims you may or may not have. If you have trouble finding a landlord-tenant attorney in the Hillsboro area, most landlord-tenant attorney's in the Portland Metro area routinely practice in Washington County as well so consider consulting one of them. Good luck.
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