Crown Property Management, Inc. v. Cottingham, 299 Or App 553 (2019), is a case that reaffirms the very technical nature of some of the requirements of being a landlord in Oregon. In this case, the landlord had the proper language in the rental agreement to allow the service of notices (such as an termination of tenancy notice) to be done by “nail and mail” – a process of posting the notice to the door of the rental unit and mailing a copy to the residential rental address. These requirements include stating in the rental agreement a place for the tenant to use “nail and mail” to serve notices to the landlord. The landlord moved offices and provided a notice to all the tenants telling them that they could find the office at a certain building. Even though the tenant agreed that he knew where the new office was, the fact that the notice failed to contain an updated mailing address for the landlord, the Court found that the tenant was unable to take advantage of “nail and mail” service. Because the tenant was not afforded “nail and mail,” the landlord could not use it either. The benefit of “nail and mail” is that it allows notices to be delivered in a manner that avoid an otherwise addition of three days to any notice period on mail service (72 hour notices become 72 hour plus 3 days). Because then the landlord’s notice did not provide the tenant with as much time as is required by law, the notice was defective. This meant that the eviction was not based on a valid notice. Therefore, the tenant could not be evicted and the landlord was subject to an attorney fee request by the prevailing tenant.