If you’re selling your home in Colorado, you need to make sure you have a carbon monoxide detector installed soon – house bill 1091, the “Lofgren and Johnson Families Carbon Monoxide Safety Act”, which goes into effect on July 1st, 2009, requires sellers and rental owners of property “containing a fuel-fired heater or appliance, a fireplace, or an attached garage will be responsible for assuring that a carbon monoxide alarm is properly installed within 15 feet of the entrance to each room lawfully used for sleeping. No person shall have a claim for relief against a property owner or their authorized agent if a carbon monoxide alarm is installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s published instructions.” (from SpringsRealtor.net)
A carbon monoxide detector isn’t expensive – they cost around $15-20 and you choose from ones that are hard-wired or battery operated.
The bill is named after the Lofgren family, who died from carbon monoxide exposure while vacationing in Aspen, and Lauren Johnson, college student who died in her apartment due to carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s an inexpensive item than can save a life, even if you’re not selling your home!
If you’re thinking about selling your home in Colorado Springs, you can request a market analysis from Jeremy – he’ll compare your home to other homes sold recently and give you an idea of what yours might be worth! You can also text or call him at 719.231.9043 to find out more about the services we provide to home sellers.