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Oregon lawmakers to hear bill on rent control, among others in legislative session | KATU

The Portland-area Renters Association told KATU it is neutral on the measure.

“I don’t like to see any limits, not a fan of it, but knowing that there will have to be something to be put in place, we’re not completely against it,” Christian Bryant, the chapter’s president said. “Not all landlords have $1 million in the bank.”

Bryant says rent control that’s too stiff could deter investment and increase rental rates for newer apartments, knowing they are limited in how much they can raise rents.

The Oregon Association of Realtors takes a firmer stance, not only opposing rent control measures, but saying the new eviction requirements opens significant new legal exposure for landlords.

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