ORS 479.265
Action for unlawful transfer of dwelling unit; damages; attorney fees


Any purchaser or transferee of a dwelling unit who is aggrieved by a violation of ORS 479.260 (Transfer of dwelling unit or lodging house without smoke alarm or smoke detector prohibited) may bring an individual action in an appropriate court to recover actual damages or $50, whichever is greater. In any action brought by a person under this section, the court may award to the prevailing party, in addition to the relief provided in this section, reasonable attorney fees at trial and on appeal and costs. Actions brought under this section must be commenced within one year of the date of sale or transfer. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, violation of ORS 479.260 (Transfer of dwelling unit or lodging house without smoke alarm or smoke detector prohibited) does not affect the transfer of the title, ownership or possession of the dwelling unit. [1979 c.642 §4; 1981 c.897 §56; 1995 c.618 §77; 2003 c.655 §79]

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