2015 ORS 90.634¹
Prohibition against lien for rent
  • action for possession
  • disposition of dwelling or home
  • disposition of goods

(1) A landlord may not assert a lien under ORS 87.162 (Landlords lien) for dwelling unit rent against a manufactured dwelling or floating home located in a facility. Notwithstanding ORS 90.100 (Definitions) (47) and 90.675 (Disposition of manufactured dwelling or floating home left in facility) and regardless of whether the owner of a manufactured dwelling or floating home occupies the dwelling or home as a residence, a facility landlord that is entitled to unpaid rent and receives possession of the facility space from the sheriff following restitution pursuant to ORS 105.161 (Service and enforcement of writ of execution and eviction trespass notice) may sell or dispose of the dwelling or home as provided in ORS 90.675 (Disposition of manufactured dwelling or floating home left in facility).

(2) If a manufactured dwelling or floating home was occupied immediately prior to abandonment by a person other than the facility tenant, and the name and address of the person are known to the landlord, a landlord selling or disposing of the dwelling or home under subsection (1) of this section shall promptly send the person a copy of the notice sent to the facility tenant under ORS 90.675 (Disposition of manufactured dwelling or floating home left in facility) (3). Notwithstanding ORS 90.425 (Disposition of personal property abandoned by tenant), the facility landlord may sell or dispose of goods left in the dwelling or home or upon the dwelling unit by the person in the same manner as if the goods were left by the facility tenant. If the name and address of the person are known to the facility landlord, the landlord shall promptly send the person a copy of the written notice sent to the facility tenant under ORS 90.425 (Disposition of personal property abandoned by tenant) (3) and allow the person the time described in the notice to arrange for removal of the goods. [2007 c.831 §4; 2011 c.42 §13; 2013 c.443 §11]

Chapter 90

Notes of Decisions

The prevailing party in an ac­tion brought under this Act is entitled to attorney fees. Executive Manage­ment v. Juckett, 274 Or 515, 547 P2d 603 (1976)

Damages for mental distress are not recoverable under this Act. Ficker v. Diefenbach, 34 Or App 241, 578 P2d 467 (1978), as modified by 35 Or App 829, 578 P2d 467 (1978)

Where tenant terminates residential tenancy but then holds over wrongfully, landlord need not give any notice to tenant as prerequisite to maintaining ac­tion for pos­ses­sion. Skourtes v. Schaer, 36 Or App 659, 585 P2d 703 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

Landlord may waive statutory right to 30 days written notice from tenant. Skourtes v. Schaer, 36 Or App 659, 585 P2d 703 (1978), Sup Ct review denied

This act does not provide for recovery of punitive damages. Brewer v. Erwin, 287 Or 435, 600 P2d 398 (1979)

As this act is not penal, it is not subject to attack for vagueness. Marquam Invest­ment Corp. v. Beers, 47 Or App 711, 615 P2d 1064 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Distinc­tion in this act between residential and nonresidential tenancies is not irra­tional, arbitrary or unreasonable under United States or Oregon Constitu­tion. Marquam Invest­ment Corp. v. Beers, 47 Or App 711, 615 P2d 1064 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Residential Landlord and Tenant Act does not supersede common law in all aspects of per­sonal injury liability. Bellikka v. Green, 306 Or 630, 762 P2d 997 (1988)

Where jury returned general verdict for defendant and court refused to award defendant attorney fees, defendant has right, absent unusual circumstances, to receive attorney fees for damages for prevailing on per­sonal injury claim. Steininger v. Tosch, 96 Or App 493, 773 P2d 15 (1989), Sup Ct review denied

Where tenants counterclaim for injunctive relief and damages after landlord sent 30-day, no-cause evic­tion notice, before awarding attorney fees, district court must determine whether landlord or tenants have right to pos­ses­sion of house and whether tenants right to assert counterclaim is provided by statute. Edwards v. Fenn, 308 Or 129, 775 P2d 1375 (1989)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Private process server in a forcible entry and detainer ac­tion, (1975) Vol 37, p 869; ap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty to university housing and properties, (1976) Vol 37, p 1297

Law Review Cita­tions

56 OLR 655 (1977); 16 WLR 275 (1979); 16 WLR 835 (1980)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 90—Residential Landlord and Tenant, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors090.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 90, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano090.­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.