ORS 87.166¹
Attachment of liens

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the liens created by ORS 87.152 (Possessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.162 (Landlord's lien) attach to the chattels described in those sections when:

(a) The services or labor are performed or the materials or money are furnished by the lien claimant to the lien debtor; and

(b) The charges for the services or labor performed and materials or money furnished are due and the lien debtor either knows or should reasonably know that the charges are due.

(2) The lien created by ORS 87.162 (Landlord's lien) attaches to the chattels described in that section on the 20th day after rents or advances occur or attaches when the occupant or tenant attempts to remove the chattels from the premises while there are unpaid rents or advances. A person claiming a lien under ORS 87.162 (Landlord's lien) may take the chattels subject to that lien into the possession of the person when the lien attaches or at any time thereafter. [1975 c.648 §6]

Notes of Decisions

Even though defendants did not comply with 20-day require­ment when they took pos­ses­sion of plaintiff's chattels, court could find on record that defendants' acts did not rise to level of conversion. Jordan v. Wilhelm, 95 Or App 528, 770 P2d 74 (1989), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 87—Statutory Liens, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­087.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 87, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­087ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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