ORS 87.162¹
Landlord’s lien

Except as provided in ORS 87.156 (Innkeeper’s lien) and 90.120 (Applicability of other statutory lien, tenancy and rent provisions), a landlord has a lien on all chattels, except wearing apparel as defined in ORS 18.345 (Exempt personal property generally) (1), owned by a tenant or occupant legally responsible for rent, brought upon the leased premises, to secure the payment of rent and such advances as are made on behalf of the tenant. The landlord may retain the chattels until the amount of rent and advances is paid. [1975 c.648 §5; 1981 c.258 §1; 1997 c.374 §8]

Notes of Decisions

Rented furniture brought on premises by tenant was not “owned by tenant” within meaning of this sec­tion, and thus landlord’s sale of such furniture under alleged landlord’s lien constituted conversion of prop­erty of lessor of the furniture. Chapman Bros. v. Miles-Hiatt Invest­ments, 282 Or 643, 580 P2d 540 (1978)

Plaintiff’s security interest prevailed over landlord’s lien. Briggs v. Thompson, 287 Or 223, 598 P2d 296 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 87—Statutory Liens, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors087.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 87, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano087.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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