Activities to Inform Those Who Own, Manage, Lease and Sell Old Housing About Rights and Responsibilities Under the Lead Real Estate Disclosure Rule
Region 3 has undertaken the following to inform those likely to be affected by the Rule:
- Released, with the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Philadelphia/Federal Model Lead Real Estate Disclosure Form. This form may be used in Philadelphia only to meet both federal and Philadelphia lead disclosure requirements. (Philadelphia has own Lead Disclosure Rule which property owners in Philadelphia must meet, in addition to federal lead disclosure requirements).
- Developed and placed advertisements, in both English and Spanish, that warn owners of rental property, sellers of residential real estate, and caretakers of children about the requirements of the Disclosure Rule in local newspapers.
- Conducted compliance assistance visits to property owners, property managers, and occupants of older housing in their places of business and/or at tenants' homes. During these visits, EPA inspectors provided information about owner and property agent responsibilities and tenants rights under the lead disclosure laws.
- Direct mailings to owners and tenants of Philadelphia rental properties, to real estate companies, and title companies.
- Radio and television interviews
- Presentations to landlord groups, real estate agents, and citizens in high-risk areas of the Region
To request EPA Region 3 staff to speak about lead poisoning prevention and/or federal lead rules at your community or association meeting being held in one of Region 3's States, please contacts one of our lead staff or call the EPA Region III Lead Hotline at 1-800-438-2474