(1) The owner of any rental dwelling unit or the owner’s authorized agent shall be responsible for supplying, installing and maintaining the required smoke alarms or smoke detectors and shall provide a written notice containing instructions for testing of the devices. The notice shall be given to the tenant at the time the tenant first takes possession of the premises.
(2) The duty of the owner or authorized agent of the owner to maintain the required smoke alarms or smoke detectors, including providing working batteries, arises only:
(a) Prior to the beginning of every new tenancy when the tenant first takes possession of the premises; and
(b) During the tenancy upon written notice from the tenant of any deficiency, not including replacing dead batteries, as provided in ORS 479.275.
(3) Supplying and maintaining a smoke alarm or smoke detector under ORS 479.250 to 479.300 shall be considered a habitable condition under ORS 90.320. [1979 c.642 §5; 1993 c.369 §19; 1999 c.307 §6]Section: Previous 479.220 479.250 479.255 479.257 479.258 479.260 479.265 479.270 479.275 479.280 479.285 479.290 479.295 479.297 479.300 Next
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