Gregory L Abbott

Gregory L Abbott

  • Consumer Law, Landlord Tenant, Collections ...
  • Oregon, Washington
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Biography

Protecting Consumers and Small Businesses in Oregon for Over 23 Years. Landlord-Tenant Matters, Debt Collection Issues, Wills/Probates/Estate Administration, Auto Accidents, Car Deals Gone Bad are All Mainstays of My Practice. Other Attorneys in Oregon Hire Me to Help - Shouldn't You Too?

Education
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (1993)
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Honors: AmJur Award in Alternate Dispute Resolution, Winner of Mock Trial Competition
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Knox College
B.A. (1975) | Anthropology
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Activities: On Student Government
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
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Washington
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9th Circuit
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Fees
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept contingent fees in select cases after a thorough review
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Depending upon the case and the situation, I offer flat fees in some matters; contingent fees in some; and hourly rates in others.
Practice Areas
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Collections
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Animal & Dog Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. We are In the process of purchasing a home with renters who don’t want to leave
A: I hope your realtor knows more about real estate than he does about landlord-tenant law. IF the current owner served a lawfully worded 90 day Notice, and lawfully served it, and the tenants don't leave, then the current owner will have to go to court to evict them - and that could take awhile if they actively fight it. Any real estate buyer with a brain in their head makes the seller get rid of the tenants as a contingency of the sale. Was the Notice served after you agreed to buy? Did current owner serve the tenants a copy of the sale paperwork? Did you certify that you intend to occupy the rental property as your new primary residence? If the answer to any of these is "no", then the 90 day Notice may be invalid and it all started over with a new 90 day Notice. Even if a court evicts them, they may choose to appeal the ruling - staying in the dwelling until an Appellate Court rules. If you buy with the tenants still in possession, it could cost you substantial time and money to get them out. One more thing - Never take your legal advice from realtors who may not know their own limitations. Or maybe they are saying anything that they think will get them their commission. Either way, if the need arises, talk with a local landlord-tenant attorney.
Q. When can a landlord begin to charge a late fee for rent, the 5th or the 6th?
A: IF your written rental agreement provides for it (and it will specify when rent is late), a landlord can charge the late no sooner than the 5th day after it is due. So if rent is due on the first, with the statutory grace period of 4 days, rent is late and subject to a late fee on the 5th. Many years ago you were correct. There was a statutory grace period of 5 days, making rent late on the 6th but that was changed several years ago.
Q. The owner of my house gave me a 90 day termination notice to move november 11, 2020. He wants to renovate the house.
A: See a local landlord-tenant attorney. It likely was unlawful to serve you a no cause termination notice for renovating the dwelling and you may be entitled to recover damages. Was insurance specified as being required in your lease? If not, it may also be unlawful, plus all you should need at most is a policy covering all of you at the residence.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Consumer Law Northwest
Contact & Map
Consumer Law Northwest
6635 N. Baltimore Ave
Suite 254
Portland, OR 97203
Telephone: (503) 283-4568