Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.340
Commercial structure warranty

A commercial general contractor level 1 or level 2 that constructs a new large commercial structure shall provide the owner with a two-year warranty of the building envelope and penetration components against defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty shall provide for the contractor to annually inspect the building envelope and penetration components during the warranty period. The warranty need not cover conditions resulting from improper maintenance by the owner. [2007 c.836 §12]
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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