Forget ‘entrepreneurial spirit.’ In case you’ve not noticed, in the eyes of government regulators and politicians, “landlord” is a bad word.

I’ve represented the interests of commercial and residential landlords my entire legal career. Over the years I have participated in the review and drafting of several landlord-tenant laws found today in Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 90, the Oregon Residential Landlord Tenant Law. As legal counsel for Manufactured Housing Communities of Oregon (“MHCO”), the primary Oregon landlord industry association for manufactured communities, I’ve drafted all of their statewide landlord-tenant forms for thirty years. I know the laws and the forms and have spent considerable time in the courtroom defending the rights of Oregon landlords.