CO Detectors Required in Attached Garages by Dec. 27, 2022

By February 9, 2022 Landlord News

On Jan. 31, 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development updated guidance for where carbon monoxide detectors must be placed in units operated by public housing authorities or that benefit from federal rental assistance.

In a significant change, Notice PIH 2022-01 specifies that by Dec. 27, 2022 carbon monoxide alarms or detectors must be installed not only near gas appliances or fixtures but also in attached car garages to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. After Dec. 27, units found to not have working CO alarms or detectors in required areas will be found to be deficient, and FWHS will not pay rent until the unit is brought into compliance. Landlords have 24 hours to install or repair the alarm or detector before an abatement period begins.

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