ORS 12.125¹
Action arising under rental agreement

An action arising under a rental agreement or ORS chapter 90 shall be commenced within one year. [1973 c.559 §39]

Notes of Decisions

This sec­tion governs only landlord and tenant disputes concerning dwelling unit as defined in [former] ORS 91.705. Vollertsen v. Lamb, 302 Or 489, 732 P2d 486 (1987)

Ac­tion by plaintiff-tenant against landlord for injuries suffered in fall from common stairway outside apart­ment building contained common law claim independent of rental agree­ment and was timely when filed under two-year limita­tion period of ORS 12.110 (Actions for certain injuries to person not arising on contract). Jones v. Bierek, 306 Or 42, 755 P2d 698 (1988)

Ac­tion having nexus to rental agree­ment or landlord-tenant rela­tionship, but not directly authorized by ORS chapter 90, is not subject to limita­tion of this sec­tion. Waldner v. Stephens, 345 Or 526, 200 P3d 556 (2008)

Chapter 12

Notes of Decisions

An ac­tion for per­sonal injuries caused by breach of implied warranty is clearly one for which “different limita­tion is prescribed by statute” under ORS 12.010 (Time of commencing actions) and thus is not governed by pro­vi­sions of this chapter. Redfield v. Mead, Johnson & Co., 266 Or 273, 512 P2d 776 (1973)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 12—Limitations of Actions and Suits, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors012.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 12, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano012.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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