Oregon Statutes - Chapter 479 - Protection of Buildings From Fire; Electrical Safety Law - Section 479.265 - Action for unlawful transfer of dwelling unit; damages; attorney fees.

Any purchaser or transferee of a dwelling unit who is aggrieved by a violation of ORS 479.260 may bring an individual action in an appropriate court to recover actual damages or $50, whichever is greater. In any action brought by a person under this section, the court may award to the prevailing party, in addition to the relief provided in this section, reasonable attorney fees at trial and on appeal and costs. Actions brought under this section must be commenced within one year of the date of sale or transfer. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, violation of ORS 479.260 does not affect the transfer of the title, ownership or possession of the dwelling unit. [1979 c.642 §4; 1981 c.897 §56; 1995 c.618 §77; 2003 c.655 §79]

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