Quick Tip #10: It’s What You Don’t See That Hurts You
Last spring we ran a post concerning a tenant’s death from carbon monoxide.
That death prompted a new law in Colorado requiring that landlords and property owners maintain adequate carbon monoxide detectors.
This trend is affecting many states and several have passed similar laws recently. To see if your state now requires carbon monoxide detectors in your rental property, check out this website.
Even if there isnt a state or local law that requires detectors, landlords should still install carbon monoxide detectors to avoid potential injuries and any resulting legal liability. Carbon monoxide deaths have occurred from leaks in new appliances and in newly constructed homes.
Detectors are available at your local hardware store.
For more, see carbon monoxide poisoning.
See last week’s Landlord Quick Tip.
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