D.R. from Fairfield County, Connecticut writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Is it a Connecticut state law that condo units need to have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detector?
Mister Condo replies:
D.R., common sense and safety dictate that working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors save lives and should be in every home. Connecticut did pass a law in 2013 that largely requires that any public housing building have working detectors installed. You can read the text of the law here – https://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/act/pa/2013PA-00272-R00HB-06160-PA.htm. The act truly deals with the working condition of the detectors at the time of transfer of the unit to a new owner. Keeping detectors in good working order is just common sense. Try as we might, legislating common sense isn’t as easy as it sounds. Good luck!