Oregon Statutes - Chapter 90 - Residential Landlord and Tenant - Section 90.265 - Interest in alternative energy device installed by tenant.

(1) An alternative energy device installed in a dwelling unit by a tenant with the landlordís written permission is not a fixture in which the landlord has a legal interest, except as otherwise expressly provided in a written agreement between the landlord and tenant.

(2) As a condition to a grant of written permission referred to in subsection (1) of this section, a landlord may require a tenant to do one or more of the following:

(a) Provide a waiver of the landlordís liability for any injury to the tenant or other installer resulting from the tenantís or installerís negligence in the installation of the alternative energy device;

(b) Secure a waiver of the right to a lien against the property of the landlord from each contractor, subcontractor, laborer and material supplier who would obtain the right to a lien when the tenant installs or causes the installation of the alternative energy device; or

(c) Post a bond or pay a deposit in an amount not to exceed the cost of restoring the premises to its condition at the time of installation of the alternative energy device.

(3) Nothing in this section:

(a) Authorizes the installation of an alternative energy device in a dwelling unit without the landlordís written permission; or

(b) Limits a landlordís right to recover damages and obtain injunctive relief as provided in ORS 90.401.

(4) As used in this section, ďalternative energy deviceĒ has the meaning given that term in ORS 469.160. [Formerly 91.757; 1993 c.369 §32; 1995 c.559 §57; 1997 c.577 §10; 1999 c.603 §13; 2005 c.22 §60; 2005 c.391 §17]

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