Southern VT Landlords Settle on Lead Paint Violations

lead-paintThree Southern Vermont landlords settled with the state of VT for lead paint violations. Charles Jarras who owns four rental properties in Bellows Falls will pay a $25,000 penalty for falsely certifying his properties were lead compliant. Larson Vial LLC, owner of 15 properties in Windsor will pay a $15,000 penalty for failing to file essential maintenance practices (EMP) statements. Also, Agnes Bailey who owns three rental properties in Windsor will pay a $5,000 penalty for failing to file EMP statements.

Essential Maintenance Practices must be completed annually, and include Inspecting the property inside and outside, identifying areas where paint is in poor condition and promptly fixing it in a lead-safe way, verifying the installation of low-cost inserts in window wells in all wooden windows, removing any visible paint chips on the ground outside the building performing a specialized cleaning in common areas and taking precautions whenever remodeling to prevent spread of lead dust.

All three landlords are required to bring their properties into full compliance with the lead law.

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