Don’t forget that according to SB 183, as of July 1, 2011, carbon monoxide detectors should be installed in dwellings intended for human residence.
“SB 183 (Lowenthal)—Carbon Monoxide Detectors
SB 183 enacts the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 that requires an owner of a dwelling unit intended for human occupancy to install an approved carbon monoxide (CO) device in each existing dwelling unit with fossil fuel burning heater or appliance, fireplace, or an attached garage, within the earliest applicable time period as follows.
- For all existing single-family dwelling units intended for human occupancy on or before July 1, 2011; and,
- For all other dwellings intended for human occupancy on or before January 1, 2013
SB 183 also (i) requires landlords to maintain these CO devices within must be operable when the tenant takes possession, (ii) allows the landlord, upon specified notice, to enter a rental unit to test and maintain the CO device; (iii) makes the tenant responsible for notifying the owner of inoperable or defective devices in their unit, and (iv) imposes a monetary fine on violations of these provisions. SB 183 also revises the statutory transfer disclosure statement that a seller of a manufactured home or a one-to-four unit residential property must provide to a buyer to add specified disclosure statements regarding CO devices including that their installation is not a precondition of sale or transfer.”
(California Real Property Journal- Vol. 29 num. 1)