On March 25, 2009, Governor Bill Ritter signed into law Colorado House Bill 1091 requiring the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in residential properties. This bill is called the Lofgren and Johnson Families Carbon Monoxide Safety Act.
It went into effect July 1 2009…so if you are selling a home….you better install Carbon Monoxide detectors before closing!!
Here are details on the new law:
• This law requires homeowners and owners of rental property to install carbon monoxide alarms near the bedrooms (or other room lawfully used for sleeping purposes) in every home that is heated with fossil fuel, has a fuel-fired appliance, has a fireplace, or has an attached garage.
• This law also protects a property owner, an authorized agent of a property owner, or anyone who installs a carbon monoxide detector from any potential future liability (or damages) resulting from the operation, maintenance, or effectiveness of the detector, so long as the detector was installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions and in accordance with this law.
• This law does not limit a municipality, city, home rule city and county, or other local government entity from adopting or enforcing any requirements regarding carbon monoxide alarms that are more stringent (or protective) than the requirements of this law
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS ON THE NEW LAW
Oh by the way…if you or someone you know is thinking about buying or selling a home, please give me a call with their name and number and I would be happy to follow up with them for you. I hope this was helpful and please call or email me if you have any questions or I can help you in any way!