2015 ORS 701.605¹
Recording of written warranty agreement

(1) To facilitate the handling of warranty work or remediation of defects to a new commercial or residential structure or a zero-lot-line dwelling, a contractor who builds the structure may present for recording in the deed records of the county in which the new structure is built a written warranty agreement that:

(a) Is signed by the contractor and the original owner of the new structure;

(b) Sets forth any express warranties furnished by the contractor; and

(c) Contains the names of the contractor and the original property owner, the title of the document, a legal description of the property and acknowledgment of the signatures of the parties in the same manner as the parties to a deed are acknowledged.

(2) The warranties set forth in the recorded warranty agreement:

(a) Benefit and burden subsequent owners of the structure.

(b) Cease to affect title to the property 10 years after the date the instrument is recorded. [2005 c.169 §2; 2007 c.648 §29]

Note: See note under 701.560 (Definitions for ORS 701.560 to 701.595 and 701.605).

Chapter 701

Notes of Decisions

This is a remedial statute made for the protec­tion of the building business and of people dealing with builders who might be irresponsible; it should be read as a whole and liberally construed to accomplish its purpose. Robinson v. Builders Bd., 20 Or App 340, 531 P2d 752 (1975)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lack of authority for director to appoint executive secretary for board, (1971) Vol 35, p 930; inap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty of this chapter to business of construc­tion or installa­tion of fences, sidewalks, septic tanks, wells and underground sprinkling systems, (1972) Vol 35, p 1278; mobile home as per­sonal or real prop­erty under this chapter, (1972) Vol 36, p 41; applica­tion of Homebuilders Law to mobile homes, (1978) Vol 38, p 693


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 701—Construction Contractors and Contracts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors701.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 701, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano701.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.