(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) – Two Oregon property management companies were ordered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to pay more than $15,000 in federal penalties as a result of failing to disclose lead-based paint hazards to renters.
According to an EPA and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development joint inspection, the companies failed to disclose lead paint and lead-based paint hazards information to renters.
Because of health risks associated with lead, Federal lead disclosure rules require property owners, property management companies, and real estate agencies to inform potential renters or buyers of the presence of lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards in housing built before 1978.
More about lead disclosure rules and hazards: http://www2.epa.gov/lead/real-
June 25, 2013
Jeff Sorg, an Oregon licensed Principal Broker, is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, a Web-based vocational school founded in 1997 where he also serves as Corporate Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational instructor licenses for real estate education in Oregon, Washington, California, Flordia, and Nevada and has authored numerous pre-licensing and continuing education courses in those states. Sorg holds the International Distance Education Certification Center’s CDEi Designation for distance education, originally awarded in 2008.
OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.