Before your rental property can be lead inspected, it must first be registered with Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).
Failure to comply with this law requiring registration can result in fines of $10 per rental unit per day for every day since the law went into effect. Currently, that would be over $19,000 per apartment unit. Please get in contact with MDE immediately if you haven't yet registered your properties with them, so that you can get registered and in compliance. Their phone number is 800-776-2706.
You can find out more about the registration process and other requirements for Maryland rental property owners at the Maryland Department of Environment site. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or need help in the process.
Links to some of the documents needed by landlords in Maryland and other resources. Please contact me for additional details:
Notice of Tenant Rights Required by Maryland law to be given to tenants prior to occupancy. This is an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file, requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print.
Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home (right click and save file to your hard drive) Required by both Federal and Maryland law to be given to tenants prior to occupancy. This form is also in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Right click and save to your hard drive.
Federal Lead Disclosure Form for lessors, required by Federal law to have signed as part of your lease agreements. It is a felony to omit it! This form is also in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Right click and save to your hard drive.
Landlord and Property Owners Association of Washington County is a great organization that can help you learn more about federal, state, and local issues that affect landlords. Check their web site to learn more!
Hagerstown Home Store is a program of Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership, Opening Doors to Homeownership and Promoting Fair and Equal Housing Opportunity in Washington County, MD
The following is a website created by the Maryland Dept. of Housing & Community Development providing info on rental housing units and availability across Maryland. It is free of charge - used by landlords, developers, property managers, etc. -
Cheryl A. Shank, Lead Paint Inspector, LLC
Qualified to do HUD Clearance Testing
P.O. Box 4952
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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