2017 ORS 479.265¹
Action for unlawful transfer of dwelling unit
  • damages
  • attorney fees

Any purchaser or transferee of a dwelling unit who is aggrieved by a violation of ORS 479.260 (Transfer of dwelling unit or lodging house without smoke alarm or smoke detector prohibited) may bring an individual action in an appropriate court to recover actual damages or $50, whichever is greater. In any action brought by a person under this section, the court may award to the prevailing party, in addition to the relief provided in this section, reasonable attorney fees at trial and on appeal and costs. Actions brought under this section must be commenced within one year of the date of sale or transfer. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, violation of ORS 479.260 (Transfer of dwelling unit or lodging house without smoke alarm or smoke detector prohibited) does not affect the transfer of the title, ownership or possession of the dwelling unit. [1979 c.642 §4; 1981 c.897 §56; 1995 c.618 §77; 2003 c.655 §79]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 479—Protection of Buildings From Fire; Electrical Safety Law, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors479.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.