Practice Area

Landlord - Tenant

Advocating for the Landlord or the Tenant in So. Oregon

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, handling landlord-tenant law matters can be incredibly complex. Simplify the legal process by hiring an attorney who practices landlord-tenant law. I know the law and what protections you’re entitled to when renting or renting out a space. I’ll represent you in court when a dispute or disagreement arises and negotiate to reach a peaceful resolution. Whether you’ve been evicted without due cause or aren’t getting the rent you’re owed, you can count on me to keep your best interests in mind throughout the legal process.

Trust your landlord-tenant dispute to your local landlord-tenant attorney - Nathan D. Wente Attorney At Law

 If you’re dealing with a disagreement with a tenant or landlord in Medford, OR I can help. I can provide quality representation to keep you from being taken advantage of in these types of situations. You can rely on me to successfully handle matters relating to:

  • Eviction
  • Overdue rent
  • Cancellation of lease agreements
  • Landlord discrimination
  • Renters’ rights

Frequently asked questions about Renter's Rights & Landlord Laws in Oregon

  • Is there a security deposit limit in Oregon?
  • How much can a landlord ask for deposit in Oregon?
  • How long does a landlord have to return a security deposit in Oregon?
  • Can a landlord charge for cleaning costs in Oregon?
  • Can a landlord keep your security deposit in Oregon?
  • How long do I have to sue my landlord for my security deposit?
  • What a security deposit can be used for?
  • How long can a landlord hold a security deposit?

3 Helpful tips for a landlord & a tenant before, during and after  you have rented property, a room, an apartment, a condo, a townhouse or a house.

#1 Pictures &/or Video
Landlord – take pictures of the inside and the outside before you hand a key to the tenant
Tenant – the moment you get the keys, take pictures of the inside and outside. Including all rooms, closets, garage, floors, ceilings, windows, etc.

#2 Receipts for all Transactions
Landlord – provide a receipt for all transactions, including security deposit, pet deposit, 1st month’s rent, last month’s rent and write a memo for each one.
Tenant – ask for a receipt for all transactions and make sure that it is dated and signed by the landlord. Pay rent with a check, money order or cashiers check. Keep a copy of all.

#3 Walk Through
Landlord - Walk through with tenant. You can print out a check sheet for each part of the house.
Tenant- Walk through with Landlord and list any existing damage.
BOTH parties should sign this.

Under state and federal laws there are time limits for taking action to enforce your rights. Most lawsuits related to the rental agreement and the Residential Landlord and Tenant Act must be filed (started in court) within one year of the incident. There may be other — shorter — time limits that apply in other cases.

Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon

A booklet that provides information about Oregon Landlord-Tenant law issues. Topics include: Rental Agreements, Fees, Deposits, Rent, Discrimination, Repairs, Eviction, and Getting Your Things Back When You Move.

PDF link:

These booklets may not be update, please check the Oregon site for details.


About Wente Law

When you come to me for legal assistance, I'll use my experience as a former deputy district attorney to build your defense. Discuss the details of your criminal charge or concern with me, and I’ll determine the best approach to defending your case. You’ll breathe a little easier knowing that a knowledgeable attorney is by your side.

Practice Areas

  • DUI / DWI / DUII
  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Restraining Order
  • Penal Codes

Contact Info

Medford, Oregon
Nathan D Wente, Attorney at Law
408 S Oakdale Suite 102
Medford, OR 97501
PH: 541-944-9880
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Yreka, California
Nathan D Wente, Attorney at Law
122 3rd Street #A 
Yreka, CA 96097
PH: 541-944-9880
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