Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.312
Additional grounds for placing contractor on probation


Notwithstanding the conditions specified for probation in ORS 701.102 (Sanction for past unresolved activity or outstanding matters) (3), the Construction Contractors Board may place a contractor on probation as provided in ORS 701.102 (Sanction for past unresolved activity or outstanding matters) (3) if the contractor offers to perform a home improvement, accepts a deposit of more than 50 percent of the total contract price and:

(1)

Fails to perform diligently and in accordance with the contract specifications the home improvement for which the contractor received the deposit; or

(2)

Fails to perform the home improvement for which the contractor received the deposit and fails to return the deposit within 10 days after a reasonable demand to return the deposit. [2010 c.77 §6]
Chapter 701

Notes of Decisions

This is a remedial statute made for the protection of the building business and of people dealing with builders who might be irresponsible; it should be read as a whole and liberally construed to accomplish its purpose. Robinson v. Builders Bd., 20 Or App 340, 531 P2d 752 (1975)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lack of authority for director to appoint executive secretary for board, (1971) Vol 35, p 930; inapplicability of this chapter to business of construction or installation of fences, sidewalks, septic tanks, wells and underground sprinkling systems, (1972) Vol 35, p 1278; mobile home as personal or real property under this chapter, (1972) Vol 36, p 41; application of Homebuilders Law to mobile homes, (1978) Vol 38, p 693


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