Carbon monoxide detector law goes into effect in the Bronx

A new carbon monoxide detector law went into effect Monday. The law states that Bronx landlords are required to install the life saving devices in their buildings.

The law applies to all residents whether they rent or own. While landlords must install the devices, many may charge their tenants. According to officials, landlords can charge tenants $25 per detector installed and tenants can have one year to pay.

Mark Engel, who manages many buildings says that the law went into effect so quickly that it left landlords scrambling to comply. He adds the companies making carbon monoxide detectors are also having problems trying to fill the high demand.

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