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Carbon Monoxide Detector Required 7/1/2011

July 1, 2011

Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Owners are required to install Carbon Monoxide Detectors in existing Single Family Homes on July 1st.

The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 requires that existing single family homes with 1-4 units have carbon monoxide detectors installed by July 1st. Other existing dwelling units such as apartments, hotels and motels must have carbon monoxide detectors installed by January 1, 2013. The Transfer Disclosure Statement and Mobile HomeTDS contain disclosure language related to this requirement. There are no special carbon monoxide disclosure obligations beyond the TDS or MHTDS. Violation of the requirements is an infraction punishable by a maximum fine of $200 for each offense.

 

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