Portland, OR asked in Construction Law for Oregon

Q: What does "What date did your claim arise?" mean on a small claims form?

I am filing a small claim for poor construction work that was completed on Oct 13, 2017 in Portland Oregon. I filed a notice to file a claim at the contractors board, after which the contractor came out an patched the problem on Nov 1, 2018. But it was a terrible job and I'm filing for my money back on the job. So I'm not sure when my claim arose. There was no written contract.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: It means essentially what it says, as in the case of when did an accident occur, when did a breach of contract occur, etc. Two different people could probably present arguments for the use of either date, if additional details were available. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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