A major new lead law went into effective on November 1, 2005. This law requires owners of most pre-1978 rental property to comply with new education, inspection, and mitigation requirements. The law is triggered by tenant turnover of a unit or the tenancy of a child under six or pregnant woman (“at risk” tenants); therefore, most landlords will not be required to bring all of their rental units into compliance by this date. The law was recently amended to exempt certain types of properties.
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If you’d like to voice your opinion about the regulations, call your state senator and state representative. Call the Secretary of State Elections Division at 401-222-2340 or click here to look up this information on-line.