Limitations of Actions and Suits

ORS 12.125
Action arising under rental agreement

An action arising under a rental agreement or ORS chapter 90 shall be commenced within one year. [1973 c.559 §39]

Notes of Decisions

This section governs only landlord and tenant disputes concerning dwelling unit as defined in [former] ORS 91.705. Vollertsen v. Lamb, 302 Or 489, 732 P2d 486 (1987)

Action by plaintiff-tenant against landlord for injuries suffered in fall from common stairway outside apartment building contained common law claim independent of rental agreement and was timely when filed under two-year limitation period of ORS 12.110. Jones v. Bierek, 306 Or 42, 755 P2d 698 (1988)

Action having nexus to rental agreement or landlord-tenant relationship, but not directly authorized by ORS chapter 90, is not subject to limitation of this section. Waldner v. Stephens, 345 Or 526, 200 P3d 556 (2008)

Chapter 12

Notes of Decisions

An action for personal injuries caused by breach of implied warranty is clearly one for which "different limitation is prescribed by statute" under ORS 12.010 and thus is not governed by provisions of this chapter. Redfield v. Mead, Johnson & Co., 266 Or 273, 512 P2d 776 (1973)


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