Rental Property

Rental property owners are required to comply with all RRP regulations. You must maintain the same certifications that contractors must carry in order to perform work on rental properties.  This includes registering as a Certified Firm, and individuals must become Certified Renovators. Some groups that may be affected by this include:
  • Individuals owning rental homes built before 1978
  • Owners and managers of multi-tenant residential or office buildings
  • Maintenance personnel at multi-tenant residential or office buildings

Rental property owners must also follow all notification requirements stated in the RRP Rule. This includes notifying tenants of intended renovation, repair, and painting activities by providing a copy of the Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Facilities, and Schools pamphlet and documenting this notification with the Pre-Renovation Disclosure Form.

As a Certified Renovator or a Certified Firm, you are responsible for training workers and maintaining records of this training, using lead-safe practices, knowing the EPA and HUD requirements for the renovation activities, and following them properly.

Remember – You are responsible for lead safety on your property! It is your job as the property owner to make sure that lead-safe practices are being used and your tenants are safe!

The National Association of Realtors has provided information about lead safety compliance on their website: http://www.realtor.org/government_affairs/leadpaint_main?wt.mc_id=rd0049