The Oregon Senate passed “Heat Smart” Bill 102 last year in an effort help clean up the environment by exorcising over 300,000 non-certified wood burning stoves from Oregon homes. The latest revisions to the Oregon Property Disclosures look like this regarding wood burning stoves:
Stoves that are not certified or installed without a permit must be removed from the property prior to closing.
Selling your Home – Removal of an Non-certified Woodstove
Beginning August 1, 2010, if you are selling a home with an uncertified woodstove in it, you will be required to remove this device. The 2009 Oregon Legislature signed Senate Bill 102 into law requiring the removal of any non-certified woodstove from a home when it is sold. This bill is part of a program to help protect Oregonians from uncontrolled wood smoke. Oregon DEQ will be proposing rules in the next few months to establish the removal notification requirements for homeowners. If you would like to be informed of these rules as they are being developed, please click here.
The implication for sales after August 1, 2010 is fairly clear but it start now. A buyer today would have to remove the stove that was legally included today.