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Long-term Rental Agreements Cause Concern

The MH/OSTA district directors and the attorneys on our board have been receiving calls from concerned manufactured home park residents recently because some landlords are promoting long-term rental agreements. Our advise is NOT to sign these leases/rental agreements. We also encourage you to document any promises about these noting date, time, place, who made the promise and to whom. Also document any threats made if you don't sign and any promises made if you will sign. Keep in mind that a 30-day (month-to-month) rental agreement doesn't ever expire. OSTA is investigating these long-term rental contracts, and we expect to be able to answer your questions at the annual meeting on Oct. 1.

Oregon State Rep. Val Hoyle to speak at meeting on Saturday, Oct. 1, in Cottage Grove

The latest update on the 2016 annual MH/OSTA state meeting at Village Green is the good news that Rep. Val Hoyle, Oregon State House Majority Leader, during the 2015 session, will be speaking to us in the afternoon. This photo was taken last year at SongBrook MHP  after a chapter meeting. With her are Ken Capron and Mike Berg. Representative Hoyle has been a hard-working supporter of manufactured/mobile home residents and is both a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker. We're delighted she will be joining us.

Because concerns have been brought to our attention recently, we also plan to have information on various types of rental agreements. And of course there's always good food and a little bit of fun.

The morning session will be on mediation with Marlena Bertram from the Yamhill County  Dispute Resolution Center and our OSTA Quarterly Review columnist and also Chip Coker from the Lane County Center. If you'd like to ask a question of them, please email it with your reservation.

Seven current directors will be up for election at this meeting. Any member is welcome to run for a spot on the state board, but applications should be submitted ahead of time. Contact your district director for application forms or send a resume to P.O. 24958, Eugene, OR 97402.

 Reservations are being accepted through September 23. Those who want to spend either Friday or Saturday night at the Inn, need to reserve a room by August 31. Tell the desk you're with the Manufactured Housing convention.