Carbon Monoxide Laws
2009 Oregon Legislature forged new ground regarding Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors inside numerous types of residential units. The legislature, referred to as the Lofgren and Zander Memorial Act has been in affect since July 1st, 2010 in some shape form or fashion. Generally the new legislature addresses the necessity of CO detectors in areas where CO is produced. For Example, a attached garage with a door would be considered a producer of CO.
Regarding Real Estate specifically the CO detectors will affect real estate sales and escrow/slash closing procedures by forcing one of the parties to the transaction (typically the seller) to outfit the piece of real estate being sold with the needed CO detectors. More than likely these issues will arise at time of inspection during the escrow period of a real estate transaction. For more specific information regarding this topic please visit this link, hosted by the Oregon Real Estate Agency.
A thank you goes out to Thesa Chambers for her ongoing concern and awareness of current legislature affecting the real estate markets of the Sunriver, LaPine, Three Rivers South, Caldera Springs, Crosswater, and Bend areas. She was nice enough to share the above mentioned information and link with her Prudential Northwest Properties Real Estate Broker Team. Visit her on the web at www.centraloregonbuzz.com .