2015 ORS 94.733¹
Easements held by owner of lot and by declarant
  • homeowners association access to lots

(1) Subject to ORS 94.665 (Authority of association to sell, transfer, convey or encumber common property), each owner of a lot has an easement through the common property:

(a) For access to the owner’s lot; and

(b) For use of the common property consistent with the declaration and the bylaws.

(2) Except as provided in the declaration, a declarant has an easement through the common property as may be necessary for discharging the declarant’s obligations or exercising any special declarant right.

(3) If an encroachment results from construction, reconstruction, repair, shifting, settlement or movement of any portion of the planned community, an easement for the encroachment exists to the extent that any lot or common property encroaches on any other lot or common property. An easement continues for maintaining the encroachment so long as the encroachment exists. Nothing in this section relieves an owner of liability in case of the owner’s willful misconduct or relieves a declarant or any other person of liability for failure to adhere to the plat of the planned community.

(4)(a) Upon request given to the owner and any occupant, any person authorized by a homeowners association may enter a lot:

(A) To perform necessary maintenance, repair or replacement of any property for which the association has maintenance, repair or replacement responsibility under the declaration or bylaws or ORS 94.550 (Definitions for ORS 94.550 to 94.783) to 94.783 (When certain administrative provisions apply); or

(B) To make emergency repairs to a lot that are necessary for the public safety or to prevent damage to common property or to another lot.

(b) Requests for entry under this subsection must be made in advance and for a reasonable time, except in the case of an emergency, when the right of entry is immediate. An emergency entry does not constitute a trespass or otherwise create a right of action in the owner of the lot. [1981 c.782 §33; 2009 c.641 §16]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 94—Real Property Development, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors094.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.