Under Rhode Island law all landlords of pre-1978 residential properties must:
- Take the HRC 3 Hour Lead Hazard Awareness Seminar. Click here to take the seminar.
- Bring their properties into lead safe compliance
- Have their units inspected by a licensed Lead Inspector or Lead Inspector Technician.
- Once the units have passed an inspection you will receive a Certificate of Conformance and report.
- Give a copy of the report and certificate to your tenants and insurance company.
A Certificate of Conformance inspection can also be utilized by landlords to comply with:
- Section 8 Housing
- Navy Housing
- Request for the lead liability rider on their homeowner’s insurance policy
- An owner looking to receive the $1500 per unit RI Lead Reduction/Mitigation Tax Credit
As of April 22, 2010, the EPA has mandated that any do-it-yourself landlords or contractors who disturb more that 6 square feet of painted surface per room on the interior or more than 20 square feet of painted surface on the exterior of a dwelling in 30 day cycles must comply with the EPA RRP Rule. This rule mandates that do-it-yourself landlords and contractors take an 8 hour lead paint course and get licensed. Failure to comply with this rule could cost you $37,500 in EPA fines. Click here to take the course.