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The CO alarm regulation came into force on October 15, 2014.

In a rental dwelling, the landlord of a building is responsible for the installation and maintenance of CO alarms.

In a residential condominium, the owner of the suite is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the CO alarm. 

Residential occupied buildings with at least one fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or an attached garage require the installation of a CO alarm.

Buildings with no more than six residential suites are required to comply with the installation and replacement requirement no later than April 15, 2015.

Buildings with more than six residential suites are required to comply with the installation and replacement requirement by October 15, 2015.

CO alarms are required to be replaced within the timeframe indicated in the manufacturer's instructions and/or the label on the unit.

Landlords are responsible for conducting tests of CO alarms, annually, after the battery is changed and after a tenant change. Records of the tests are to be retained at the building premises for examination of the Chief Fire Official. 

 

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