Trade Regulation

ORS 646A.126
Specific disclosure requirements

For each lease-purchase agreement, the lessor shall disclose in the agreement the following items, as applicable:


Whether the periodic payment is weekly, monthly or otherwise, the dollar amount of each payment and the total number and total dollar amount of all periodic payments necessary to acquire ownership of the property;


A statement that the consumer will not own the property until the consumer has made the total payment necessary to acquire ownership;


A statement advising the consumer whether the consumer is liable for loss or damage to the property, and, if so, the maximum amount for which the consumer is liable;


A brief description of the leased property, sufficient to identify the property to the consumer and the lessor, including an identification number, if applicable, and a statement indicating whether the property is new or used. A statement that indicates new property is used is not a violation of ORS 646A.120 (Definitions for ORS 646A) to 646A.134 (Disclosures required in advertisement for lease-purchase agreements);


A statement of the cash price of the property. Where one agreement involves a lease of two or more items as a set, a statement of the aggregate cash price of all items shall satisfy this requirement;


The total of initial payments paid or required at or before consummation of the agreement or delivery of the property, whichever is later;


A statement that the total amount of payments does not include other charges, such as late payment, default, pickup and reinstatement fees. Fees listed in this subsection shall be disclosed separately in the agreement;


A statement clearly summarizing the terms of the consumer’s option to purchase, including a statement that the consumer has the right to exercise an early purchase option, and the price, formula or method for determining the price at which the property may be so purchased;


A statement identifying the party responsible for maintaining or servicing the property while it is being leased, together with a description of that responsibility, and a statement that if any part of a manufacturer’s express warranty covers the lease property at the time the consumer acquires ownership of the property, it shall be transferred to the consumer, if allowed by the terms of the warranty;


The date of the transaction and the identities of the lessor and consumer;


A statement that the consumer may terminate the agreement without penalty by voluntarily surrendering or returning the property in good repair, reasonable wear and tear excepted, upon expiration of any lease term along with any past due rental payments; and


Notice of the right to reinstate an agreement as provided in ORS 646A.120 (Definitions for ORS 646A) to 646A.134 (Disclosures required in advertisement for lease-purchase agreements). [Formerly 646.251]


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