Oregon Statutes - Chapter 701 - Construction Contractors and Contracts - Section 701.320 - Offer of warranty; withdrawal of contract offer.

(1) A licensee that enters into a contract to construct a new residential structure or zero-lot-line dwelling shall make a written offer to the first purchaser or owner of the structure or dwelling of a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for the structure or dwelling. The first purchaser or owner of the structure or dwelling may accept or refuse the offer of a warranty by the contractor. If a contractor makes the written offer of a warranty before the contractor and owner both sign a written construction contract and the owner refuses the offered warranty, the contractor may withdraw the offer to construct the structure or dwelling.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a residential structure that is a manufactured dwelling as defined in ORS 446.003. [2007 c.648 §11]

Note: 701.320 applies to new residential structures and zero-lot-line dwellings for which the contractor enters into a written construction contract on or after July 1, 2008. See section 30, chapter 648, Oregon Laws 2007.

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