Upcoming Lead Paint Renovation Webinar at EPA New England

What do to about Lead-Based Paint:

Guidance on the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule & Real Estate Notification and Disclosure Rule

Wednesday, June 5th

11:00 AM-12:30 PM EST

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Summer is the season for home renovation, repair and painting projects in New England. In pre-1978 homes that contain lead-based paint, children and adults are at risk for lead poisoning. Contractors and renovation firms who paint or otherwise renovate pre-1978 homes, schools, and day care centers are required to follow certain regulatory requirements under the EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule in order to protect children, adults, and their own staff from exposure to hazardous lead-based paint. Landlords and real estate agents are also responsible for disclosing the presence of lead to new buyers or tenants of pre-1978 housing under the Real Estate Notification and Disclosure Rule.


This summer, EPA Region 1 Lead Inspectors are partnering with the state of Vermont to offer contractors, landlords, child care facility operators, and any interested individuals an opportunity to learn more about these key federal regulations and their role in protecting the public from lead-based paint, a health hazard that is particularly prevalent in older New England homes. EPA Region 1 lead inspectors will be available to answer questions from contractors and landlords about compliance with these requirements. Please contact Amanda Brylski at 617-918-1758 or Brylski.amanda@epa.gov with any questions.


To register for EPA Region 1’s Lead RRP Compliance Webinar, with live Q&A with EPA Lead Inspectors, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:00AM, please go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6451933530649113091

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NEFCU Seminar

Explore Income Property - Seminar for those considering becoming landlords.

Learn a variety of aspects associated with owning income property.
Presenters include:

1.  Steve Lipkin, Realtor
2.  Angela Zaikowski, Landlord Attorney
3.  Pete Nolasco, Mortgage Loan Officer

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Questions about Marijuana in Rental Properties?

With the new law going into effect on July 1, 2018, many landlords have questions about what they can and cannot prohibit on their properties. Hint: the law allows landlords to completely prohibit marijuana use, possession, and cultivation on their properties (including medical marijuana) but your lease must say so.  

VAOA has answers for you and we have prepared a lease addendum that you can use.  The lease addendum allows you the choice of what you will allow on your properties.  The form can be found in the Member Center in the Forms Library.

Just a reminder, that marijuana is still considered a federally controlled substance (i.e. it is still illegal under federal law) so please keep this in mind when you are deciding on your policy, particularly if you receive any federal funds or participate in programs such as Section 8.

Please let us know if you have any specific questions.

Lead Paint Restoration Program

Vermont Attorney General's Office starts a new program regarding lead paint. Residential Landlords - if your building was built before 1978 please make sure you are performing your EMPs and filing your Compliance Statements with the Department of Health.

The VT AG's office is offering clean slate for landlords who bring their properties into compliance and file their statements with the Department of Health.

Their next meeting is in Barre on June 19, 2018 at 4:00pm at the Aldrich Public Library.

The Attorney General's Office is also requesting that landlord fill out an anonymous survey  regarding lead paint.

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Testing Well Water in Rental Properties

The Department of Health offers water test kits for landlords who are not on a municipal water system.

You can find more information about drinking water requirements on the Department of Health website.

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