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Indoor Air Quality in Rental Dwellings:

State Laws Addressing Radon, Mold and Secondhand Smoke

 

Oregon

Oregon’s fire protection and landlord-tenant laws require disclosure of the smoking policy for multi-family buildings.

Required disclosure of smoking policy. Oregon’s fire protection law requires that rental agreements for dwelling units include a disclosure of the smoking policy for the premises. The disclosure must state “whether smoking is prohibited on the premises, allowed on the entire premises or allowed in limited areas of the premises." The requirement does not apply to manufactured dwelling parks. Oregon Statutes §479.305.

This requirement is also included in the state’s landlord-tenant law. Oregon Stat. §90.220(5).

Enforcement/Penalties. The state’s fire protection law specifies penalties for certain violations of the law, but does not provide specifically for violations of the smoking policy disclosure requirements. Similarly, the landlord-tenant law establishes tenant remedies in cases where the landlord violates the rental agreement or fails to maintain the unit in a habitable condition, but does not address specifically violations of the smoking policy disclosure provision.

 

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