2015 ORS 90.860¹
Definitions for ORS 90.865 to 90.875

As used in ORS 90.865 (Dealer notice of rent payments and financing) to 90.875 (Remedy for failure to give notice):

(1) "Buyer" has the meaning given that term in ORS 72.1030 (Definitions and index of definitions);

(2) "Facility" has the meaning given that term in ORS 90.100 (Definitions);

(3) "Landlord" has the meaning given that term in ORS 90.100 (Definitions);

(4) "Manufactured dwelling" has the meaning given that term in ORS 90.100 (Definitions);

(5) "Purchase money security interest" has the meaning given that term in ORS 79.1070;

(6) "Secured party" has the meaning given that term in ORS 79.1050; and

(7) "Seller" has the meaning given that term in ORS 72.1030 (Definitions and index of definitions). [2001 c.112 §1; 2005 c.22 §70]

Note: 90.860 (Definitions for ORS 90.865 to 90.875) to 90.875 (Remedy for failure to give notice) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 90 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Note: 79.1050 and 79.1070 were repealed by section 187, chapter 445, Oregon Laws 2001. The text of 90.860 (Definitions for ORS 90.865 to 90.875) was not amended by enactment of the Legislative Assembly to reflect the repeal. Editorial adjustment of 90.860 (Definitions for ORS 90.865 to 90.875) for the repeal of 79.1050 and 79.1070 has not been made.

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.