general common elements

  • "General common elements," unless otherwise provided in a declaration, means all portions of the condominium that are not part of a unit or a limited common element, including but not limited to the following:

    (a) The land, whether fee simple, leasehold, easement, other interest or combination thereof, together with any rights and appurtenances;

    (b) The foundations, columns, girders, beams, supports, bearing and shear walls, windows, except glazing and screening, unit access doors, except glazing and screening, roofs, halls, corridors, lobbies, stairs, fire escapes, entrances and exits of a building;

    (c) The basements, yards, gardens, parking areas and outside storage spaces;

    (d) Installations of central services such as power, light, gas, hot and cold water, heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, waste disposal and incinerating;

    (e) The elevators, tanks, pumps, motors, fans, compressors, ducts and in general all apparatus and installations existing for common use;

    (f) The premises for the lodging of janitors or caretakers of the property; and

    (g) All other elements of a building and the condominium necessary or convenient to their existence, maintenance and safety, or normally in common use.

    Oregon Legislature 1
    See also common elements