New California State Law Requires Carbon Monoxide Alarms In All Homes by July 1, 2011

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New California State Law Requires Carbon Monoxide Alarms In All Homes by July 1, 2011

Per the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 (Chapter 19, page 14 of Senate Bill No. 183), which was approved by the Governor on May 7, 2010:

  • All single-family homes that have a gas heater or appliance, fireplace or an attached garage must have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm installed outside of sleeping areas and on every level of the home, including the basement.

  • Carbon monoxide alarms must be either battery-powered or plug-in with battery backup. Combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are also allowed.

  • New homes are required to meet the law by January 1, 2011. Existing single-family homes must comply by July 1, 2011. Any property owner found not in compliance shall receive a 30-day notice to correct before being assessed a maximum fine of $200 per offense.

  • Any home sold on or after July 1, 2011 shall include a disclosure (on the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement) regarding carbon monoxide alarms and a statement specifying that installation of a listed device, appliance or amenity is not a precondition to sale or transfer.

  • An owner or owner's agent of a home rented or leased to a tenant shall maintain the carbon monoxide alarms in the unit and may enter any dwelling unit for the purpose of installing, testing, repairing and maintaining carbon monoxide alarms.

  • A tenant shall be responsible for notifying the owner or owner's agent if the carbon monoxide alarm becomes inoperable. The owner or owner's agent shall correct any reported inoperabilities in the carbon monoxide alarm, but shall not be in violation when he or she has not received notice from the tenant about its inoperability.

 

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  1. Jeffrey Markell 06/26/2011 12:25 AM
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Rainer
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Jeffrey Markell
Realty Benefit - Orange, CA
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Thank you Bob and Leilani for this very informative and timely post. I'm going to re-blog to help get the word out.

Jun 26, 2011 12:23 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

Really I did not know this.  Or I forgot and here we are with just one more helpful law.

Jun 26, 2011 01:31 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Thanks for making it so convenient to purchase these new detectors. The deadline for the changes came pretty quick.

Jun 26, 2011 01:32 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Jim Hale
ACTIONAGENTS.NET - Eugene, OR
On the Move for You! - Eugene - Springfield Oregon Real Estate

Carbon monoxide alarms....

Never leave home (with your car on) without one.

Jun 26, 2011 02:27 AM #4
Rainmaker
1,089,091
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

Our area has propane heating, fireplaces and cooking.  I have our HVAC service firm change the batteries semi-annually in the smoke alarms and CO detectors

Jun 26, 2011 06:39 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Excellent consumer information that could save a life.  With the deadline looming, sure hope folks have picked up and installed theirs.

Jun 26, 2011 07:22 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Leilani, this is very important, as many have lost their lives due to carbon monoxide.   We had this law adopted a couple of years ago!

Jun 26, 2011 10:02 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548 - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Leilani--Thanks.  This is one of the best laws after smoke detectors.  I hope that PA follows CA lead and passes similar law soon.

Congratulations on first check from AR referral and good luck on earning many more!

Jun 26, 2011 10:44 AM #8
Rainmaker
954,659
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California) - Roseville, CA
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals

Thank you for the re-blog, Jeffrey! I appreciate you doing what you can to get the word out. :)

Leilani

Jun 26, 2011 01:52 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California) - Roseville, CA
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals

Tim, now that you know about this new law, I'd recommend telling every landlord you know to make sure they comply with their rental units. :)

Leilani

Jun 26, 2011 01:53 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California) - Roseville, CA
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals

You're welcome, Tom! I noticed yesterday on the Home Depot website, they were already sold out of the 6-pack online...but they had them available in-store. :)

Leilani

Jun 26, 2011 01:54 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California) - Roseville, CA
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals

Jim, if I'm not mistaken, this new law also applies to your state of Oregon? :)

Leilani

Jun 26, 2011 01:55 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California) - Roseville, CA
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals

That's a great idea to have your HVAC service firm take care of those things in the properties you manage, Wallace! :)

Leilani

Jun 26, 2011 01:57 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California) - Roseville, CA
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals

Anita, I agree...these alarms are cheap insurance for valuable lives. :)

Leilani

Jun 26, 2011 01:57 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California) - Roseville, CA
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals

That's great for Colorado residents, Joan! :)

Leilani

Jun 26, 2011 01:58 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California) - Roseville, CA
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals

Mary, even though this may not be a law in your state, it doesn't mean that you can't install CO alarm(s) in your home. That would even be a nice inclusion in a housewarming gift basket for buyers! :)

Leilani

Jun 26, 2011 02:00 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548 - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Good idea, Leilani, to include as welcome gift.

PS  I like all the personal comments you make on your posts. 

Jun 27, 2011 03:54 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California) - Roseville, CA
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals

Mary, at least that shows that you really care about the safety of your clients. :)

Thanks for coming back to read my reply...I like that you remember to do that!

Leilani

Jun 27, 2011 07:11 PM #18
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