A Worcester Mass Landlord attended our Mass RRP Training in Auburn on Wednesday. She told us she was there because her renovation project was shut down by the Mass Department of Labor Standards. The DOLS enforcement officer told her she cannot do work on a pre 1978 rental property unless she was RRP certified and licensed as a Mass Lead Safe Renovation Contractor. The officer said because she collects rents that is her compensation and the rule is triggered.
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Recently a Boston landlord got nailed for $85,000 for not following the lead disclosure laws. In 2010, we saw the focus for EPA RRP training on contractors.
Today we learned about a Worcester property owner who has been indicted for violating Lead Paint Laws. Although this is not RRP enforcement it caught the attention of the DOS. Property owners who own rental units are listed by the EPA and Mass DOS as groups that need to comply with the lead safe practices described in the RRP Lead Law.