I must apologize, my chart has the wrong number listed and when I went to the statute to send it to you I realized my chart was wrong. The correct statute of limitations is 6 years on a written or oral contract. When dealing with so many different states as in here, I have a chart with all of the statutes of limitations listed for each action in each state along with the statute number, but it does not have the entire statute.
Based upon the below, the landlord has 6 years from when the breach occurred to bring suit, which means you cannot claim the suit is barred by the statute of limitations for breach of contract. What you must do is file a third party action against the party to whom you sublet the building to, meaning that if you are found liable to the landlord, then the sublessee is liable to you.12.080 Action on certain contracts or liabilities. (1) An action upon a contract or liability, express or implied, excepting those mentioned in ORS 12.070, 12.110 and 12.135 and except as otherwise provided in ORS 72.7250;
(2) An action upon a liability created by statute, other than a penalty or forfeiture, excepting those mentioned in ORS 12.110;
(3) An action for waste or trespass upon or for interference with or injury to any interest of another in real property, excepting those mentioned in ORS 12.050, 12.060, 12.135, 12.137 and 273.241; or
(4) An action for taking, detaining or injuring personal property, including an action for the specific recovery thereof, excepting an action mentioned in ORS 12.137;
shall be commenced within six years. [Amended by 1957 c.374 §3; 1961 c.726 §396; 1973 c.363 §1; 1983 c.437 §2; 1987 c.705 §3; 1991 c.968 §2]