Determination of ineligibility for foreclosure avoidance measure
- • notice
- • recording
- • penalty
(1)(a) Whether or not a beneficiary participates in a resolution conference under ORS 86.726 (Resolution conference for foreclosure), if the beneficiary determines that a grantor of a residential trust deed is not eligible for a foreclosure avoidance measure or that the grantor has not complied with the terms of a foreclosure avoidance measure to which the grantor has agreed, the beneficiary shall mail a written notice to the grantor within 10 days after making the determination. The beneficiary shall mail a copy of the notice to the Department of Justice on the same date that the beneficiary mails the notice to the grantor.
(b) The notice described in paragraph (a) of this subsection must in plain language explain the basis for the beneficiary’s determination. The notice and any information in the notice are not subject to disclosure under ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated).
(c) This subsection does not impose an affirmative duty on the beneficiary to determine if a grantor is eligible for a foreclosure avoidance measure.
(2) At least five days before the trustee sells the property that is subject to foreclosure, the beneficiary shall record in the mortgage records in the county or in one of the counties in which the property is located an affidavit that states that the beneficiary has complied with the requirements set forth in subsection (1) of this section.
(3)(a) A beneficiary that fails to substantially comply with subsection (1)(b) of this section, or otherwise fails to comply with subsection (1)(a) or (2) of this section, is liable to the grantor in the amount of $500 plus the amount of the grantor’s actual damages for each failure.
(b) A grantor may bring an action against a beneficiary in a circuit court of this state to recover the amounts described in paragraph (a) of this subsection. The grantor shall commence the action within one year after the date on which the beneficiary should have complied, but did not comply, with the provisions of this section.
(c) Notwithstanding an agreement to the contrary, a court may award reasonable attorney fees, costs and disbursements to a grantor that obtains a final judgment in the grantor’s favor. [2012 c.112 §4a; 2013 c.304 §9]
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