ORS 86.748¹
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 at all of the addresses for the grantor on file with the beneficiary, including post office boxes, within 10 days after making the determination.

(b) The notice described in paragraph (a) of this subsection must in plain language explain the basis for the beneficiary’s determination.

(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; 2017 c.154 §2; 2017 c.251 §4]

§§ 86.735 to 86.755

Law Review Cita­tions

69 OLR 847 (1990)

Notes of Decisions

For purposes of Oregon Trust Deed Act, beneficiary of trust deed is per­son named or otherwise designated in trust deed as per­son to whom secured obliga­tion is owed. Niday v. GMAC Mortgage, LLC, 251 Or App 278, 284 P3d 1157 (2012), aff’d on other grounds, 353 Or 648, 302 P3d 444 (2013)

Statutes regulating trust deeds do not regulate transfers of promissory notes. Sovereign v. Deutsche Bank, 856 F. Supp. 2d 1203 (D. Or. 2012)

Statutes regulating trust deeds are not preempted by federal Home Owner’s Loan Act. Higley v. Flagstar Bank, FSB, 910 F. Supp. 2d 1249 (D. Or. 2012)

For purposes of Oregon Trust Deed Act, “beneficiary” is lender to whom obliga­tion that trust deed secures is owed or lender’s successor in interest; an entity that is not a lender may not be trust deed’s “beneficiary” unless it is lender’s successor in interest. Niday v. GMAC Mortgage, LLC, 353 Or 648, 302 P3d 444 (2013); Brandrup v. ReconTrust Co., 353 Or 668, 303 P3d 301 (2013)

For purposes of Oregon Trust Deed Act, only pertinent interests in trust deed are beneficial interest of beneficiary and legal interest of trustee. Brandrup v. ReconTrust Co., 353 Or 668, 303 P3d 301 (2013)

Law Review Cita­tions

23 WLR 37, 55 (1987); 67 OLR 306 (1988); 69 OLR 851 (1990)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 86—Mortgages; Trust Deeds, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors086.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 86, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano086.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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