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EPA Wants Comments on Lead-Based Paint Exposure

The EPA is seeking public comment on “Approach for Estimating Exposures and Incremental Health Effects from Lead Due to Renovation Repair and Painting Activities in Public and Commercial Buildings” (or Approach). They want to try to determine the public health risks of exposure to lead as the result of renovation, repair and painting activities.

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Are You Registered to Vote with Rental Agreement

Controversial Local Rule May Require Landlords to Provide Voting Information to Tenants

Much like the The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993 which enhances voting opportunities for every American by making it easier for all Americans to register to vote and to maintain their registration, Westminster City Council in Colorado, is considering a similar rule. Much like the federal NVRA’s requirement that states provide individuals with […]

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Discuss rent increases with your tenants. Include regular rent increase information in your rental agreement.

Raising The Rent

Landlords are in the rental business to make money, not enemies of their tenants. Rent increases are a foreseeable aspect of every landlord-tenant relationship. Landlords know all too well that financially sound, long-term tenants are the most desirable tenants because they are lower-maintenance and cost less and are less time consuming than having to seek […]

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Policeman and Fireman. Landlords learn about nuisance calls.

Registry Informs Landlords About Nuisance Calls to Property

In Rockford, IL, there’s a new system just put in in place that contacts landlords by email whenever the police or fire department is called out to a rental property for an issue other than domestic violence. Landlords are required to register with the online database or be fined. The hope is that by informing […]

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Hazardous Waste Clean-Up. Landlords may need to report toxins found in their units.

Are Landlords Obligated to Disclose Contaminated Property?

With the television series, Breaking Bad, we have learned that meth labs can be set up virtually anywhere, anytime, by anyone, but are most commonly found in rentals. The question is, once discovered and cleaned up properly, does a landlord need to disclose to new renters or property buyers that a meth lab or other […]

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