Legal news for Massachusetts premises liability attorneys—Environmental protection agency enforced government regulations on apartment units with lead paint.
Springfield, MA (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – The landlord of 25 units failed to inform the tenants of lead-based paint that violated government regulations, which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) www.epa.gov enforces to protect the public, released on November 30, 2009.
The Nevada-based Corporation, MA No.2, LLC (MA2), owns the Parkview Apartments in Springfield, in which the EPA has charged the landlord $10,000 for violating the Lead Disclosure Rule. EPA already knew of information regarding the lead paint which led up to this enforcement case after eight tenant lease transactions from 2004-2005 by the Corporation had violated the Lead Disclosure Rule.
The company was at fault by not giving tenants the information about the hazards of lead paint. The EPA agreed to withdraw the liability accusations against another party involved with the Corporation, after facts were given to prove that the party was not responsible for the Parkview violations.
Exposure to lead paint can cause developmental and other disabilities in infants and children. Adults who are exposed can suffer other difficulties with blood pressure, complications with pregnancy, nerve disorders, and memory and muscle difficulties. All who own property share in the accountability and the liability for giving tenants lead disclosure information. Thus far, MA2 has been cooperating with the EPA’s requirements.