This year, in the light of the tragic deaths of the Lofgren Family and a DU Student by Carbon Monoxide poisoning ( http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_11984173) Governer Ritter has signed into law HB 09-091, otherwise known as the "Lofgren and Johnson Families Carbon Monoxide Safety Act".
Briefly, the bill requires all single and multi family homes that are offered for sale or transfer after July 1, 2009 to have a working Carbon Monoxide Detector within 15 feet of any room used for sleeping. The Bill goes on to further define the Law. Full text of the bill can be read here: http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2009a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/8CA7AA87F3BED22D8725753700718548?open&file=1091_enr.pdf
So, looks like our contracts will change to reflect this requirement. There is language in the Bill that provides for this in our Colorado Real Estate Contracts. I can imagine all those Property Managers with full inventories are going to be busy!
What are you doing out there to inform the public of this bill? I have several residential listings, and all of those Sellers need to be notified of these requirements. I work in an area of Turn of the Century homes, where many properties have dated furnaces, fireplaces, additions and add ons; these all need to be retrofitted with the CO Detectors; http://goldcountryco.com/residential.htm
I will be letting those folks know that they need to comply. Oh, I expect some will pitch a fit about the Government intrusion into their private business. I will sympathsize and nod my head. Its disturbing that the Government feels they have to legislate common sense. But in matters of public safety, I don't fool around.
The good news is, Colorado Association of Realtors has a partner program where REALTORS can purchase 6 packs of various detectors at a discount. This is pretty cool, so go here to view the packages available if you are interested: http://coloradorealtors.com/applications/Member%20Benefits/CAR_COflyer.pdf
The short version of the Bill may be reviewed at the CARonline site here: http://coloradorealtors.com/car_news_viewarticle.asp?ArticleID=2141
So, stay safe out there. Its a tricky world we live in!