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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Bob & Leilani Souza
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California)

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

Leilani

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

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

Leilani

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

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

June 26, 2011 02:00 PM
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Mary Yonkers
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Good idea, Leilani, to include as welcome gift.

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

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

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

June 27, 2011 07:11 PM
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