Portland City Council OKs a Per Unit Landlord Fee

On Wednesday, Portland mayor Ted Wheeler and the City Council adopted an annual $60 per unit fee for landlords, saying “the charge is necessary to collect better data about the city’s rental market” but many fear the cost could be passed down to tenants.

According to The Oregonian, The fee is to help fund the city’s renter services office, according to a government analysis. The office, stationed within the Portland Housing Bureau, enforces fair-housing laws, mediates landlord-tenant disputes and maintains a registry of rental units.

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