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Tenants May Need Renters Insurance

SALEM, Ore. — A bill working it’s way through the Oregon legislature will change some rules for landlords.

If passed, landlords would be able to require tenants to purchase renters insurance. On the other hand, it would also restrict criminal background checks which landlords can use when deciding if individuals can live in their building.

Landlords would still be able to use drug crimes, assaults and financial crimes in the consideration but they wouldn’t be able to use citations against homeless individuals.

While many landlords support the bill, not all do. The Oregon Rental Housing Association in Eugene worked to push this bill forward.

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  1. Milt says:

    jUST ANOTHER WAY TO TRY TO SQUEEZ MORE MONEY OUT OF OUR POCKETS AND INTO INSURANCE COMPANIES POCKETS. WHY IS IT THE LITTLE POOR PEOPLE ARE THE ONES THAT ALWAYS HAVE TO PAY? THIS IS MORE BS OUR STATE GOVERMENT IS TRYING TO SCREW US WITH.

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