Lead Resource Guide for Property Owners

Regulations

Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) and Vermont Lead Law
Fact sheet that summarizes EMP requirements for landlords and rental property managers of rental properties built before 1978.

Real Estate Transactions
Effective July 1, 2008, the Vermont Lead Law requires sellers of pre-1978 residential properties to provide buyers with lead disclosure information and educational materials.

Rental Housing Health Code (pdf)

Lead Disclosure Rule
Landlords must disclose known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards before leases take effect. Leases must include a Disclosure of Information form (pdf) about lead-based paint.

Lead Poisoned Children Rules
Regulations outline steps to be taken to confirm a diagnosis of lead poisoning, inspect the sources of the poisoning, and the actions to be taken towards abatement or other controls in housing that is rented or leased.

Poster: Notification of Deteriorated Paint (pdf)
You may also call 1-800-439-8550 to receive copies of this poster.

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Essential Maintenance Practices (EMPs)

Essential Maintenance Practices are relatively inexpensive initial steps property owners need to take to reduce the chances that lead hazards will develop, avoid the inadvertent creation of hazards, and provide an early warning system to alert owners to deteriorating paint.

EMP Compliance Statement ServiceEMP Compliance Statement

Vermont law requires that owners of residential rental property and child care facilities built before 1978 complete a Compliance Statement after doing essential maintenance practices.

The Vermont Department of Health has developed a free online service that will make it easier for owners and managers of pre-1978 rental housing to comply with essential maintenance practices mandated by the Vermont Lead Law.

If property owners and managers have questions about this new system, or a renter believes a compliance statement should be filed for a particular property, email EmpCompliance@state.vt.us, or call (802) 865-7786.

EMP Resources and Information

Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) and Vermont Lead Law
Fact sheet that summarizes EMP requirements for landlords and rental property managers of rental properties built before 1978.

Essential Maintenance Practices Training Providers
A listing of Essential Maintenance Practices courses.

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Contractors

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Safety and Renovation

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Fact Sheets and Resources

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