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Homes for Sale - Housing for Rent - And complying with the new law requiring CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS.

Is your place legal?  Does your home or rental unit comply with the new law requiring carbon monoxide detectors?

You can see it as a great boon for housing safety or as one more time the Legislative Assembly has over-reached.  Either way, it's time for all owners with homes for sale and all landlords with housing to rent to get ready to comply with the State of Oregon's new law and regulations on carbon monoxide detectors.

 

THE LAW APPLIES TO:


Any single family home, duplex, manufactured dwelling, or multifamily housing that contains a source of carbon monoxide (CO) emissions.

 

WHAT IS A CARBON MONOXIDE SOURCE?

 

(A)

A heater, fireplace, furnace, appliance or cooking source that uses

COAL, WOOD, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

and other fuels that emit carbon monoxide as a by-product of combustion.

 

Petroleum products include, but are not limited to:

KEROSENE, NATURAL GAS OR PROPANE.

 

(B)

An attached garage

with a door, ductwork, or ventilation shaft

that directly connects to a living space.

 

Carbon MonOxide




If you are a landlord or a homeowner planning to sell a rent or sell in the State of Oregon, here's what you need to know:


HOME SELLERS


If you sell your home on or after April 1, 2
011, it must have one or more carbon monoxide detectors.


LANDLORDS


Each rental home, duplex or apartment unit having a carbon monoxide source must have or or more carbon monoxide detectors:

1.  If you enter into a new rental or lease agreement with a tenant after July 1, 2010.    (Yes, it's already in effect.)

2.  If you sell the property on or after April 1, 2011.

3.  If you continue to own the rental after April 1, 2011.


How may CO detectors must be provided?


One must be installed inside  - or within 15 feet of  - each bedroom.

If the bedrooms are adjacent that might mean one. If they are separated, that will mean more.

If the bedrooms are on more than one level, a dectector must be installed on each level.



For more info on the requirements for homes for sale or dwellings for rent in Oregon, go to the full details about the law and it's requisite regulations as promulgated by the state Fire Marshal at:

 

 

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Jim Hale

Principal Broker / Owner

Graduate, REALTOR Institute             e-PRO

Member, Million Dollar Club of Lane County

Member, Real Estate Brokers Million Dollar Club


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Jim Hale

Principal Broker / Owner

Graduate, REALTOR Institute             e-PRO

2015 Member, Million Dollar Club of Lane County

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1715 Linnea Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401-1962

Office:  541-484-0219
Direct:  541-543-9991

Eugene Oregon Homes / Real Estate               jim@actionagents.net

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