Carbon Monoxide Detectors For Rentals

Effective January 1, 2013, state law and the Building Code Council rule that implements the law will require that all non-owner occupied residential units be equipped with Carbon Monoxide (CO) monitors.  Monitors must be installed outside of each separate sleeping area, in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms and on each floor of the hom

In all likelyhood there will be little (or no) governmental enforcement of this CO detector requirement.  The only inspections would be part of an inspection associated with a major remodel. The risk to landlords is the risk of liability if a tenant is injured in the non-compliant home as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Owners and property managers alike must bring all of their managed properties into compliance by January 1, 2013.