Oregon Statutes - Chapter 90 - Residential Landlord and Tenant - Section 90.310 - Disclosure of legal proceedings; tenant remedies for failure to disclose; liability of manager.

(1) If at the time of the execution of a rental agreement for a dwelling unit in premises containing no more than four dwelling units the premises are subject to any of the following circumstances, the landlord shall disclose that circumstance to the tenant in writing before the execution of the rental agreement:

(a) Any outstanding notice of default under a trust deed, mortgage or contract of sale, or notice of trustee’s sale under a trust deed;

(b) Any pending suit to foreclose a mortgage, trust deed or vendor’s lien under a contract of sale;

(c) Any pending declaration of forfeiture or suit for specific performance of a contract of sale; or

(d) Any pending proceeding to foreclose a tax lien.

(2) If the tenant moves as a result of a circumstance that the landlord failed to disclose as required by subsection (1) of this section, the tenant may recover twice the actual damages or twice the monthly rent, whichever is greater, and all prepaid rent, in addition to any other remedy that the law may provide.

(3) This section shall not apply to premises managed by a court appointed receiver.

(4) A manager who has complied with ORS 90.305 shall not be liable for damages under this section if the manager had no knowledge of the circumstances that gave rise to a duty of disclosure under subsection (1) of this section. [Formerly 91.766; 1997 c.249 §31]

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