The Renovation, Repair and Painting rules are changing on April 22, 2010. This will affect Baltimore homes built before 1978, targeting rental properties and child care facilities.

Some homes would benefit from a good decluttering and a deep cleaning. Others, especially vacant homes, could use rented furniture to make the rooms more homey.

I offer staging in various levels for Towson real estate and beyond. Sometimes it is advice on decluttering, painting, cleaning and the like. In certain circumstances, we have small pieces of furniture that could be used to change a room. Other times, a seller can hire a company to bring in larger pieces of furniture to complete a look.

According to the new rules, according to the Maryland Association of REALTORS,

Property owners who renovate, repair, or prepare surfaces for painting in pre-1978 rental housing or space rented by child-care facilities must, before beginning work, provide tenants with a copy of EPA’s lead hazard information pamphlet Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers, and Schools. Owners of these rental properties must document compliance with this requirement .

After April 22, 2010, property owners who perform these projects in pre-1978 rental housing or space rented by child-care facilities must be certified and follow the lead-safe work practices required by EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Remodeling rule.

Baltimore Rental property owners need to be aware of these new rules to ensure compliance for future renovations after April 22, many of them already have an appointment scheduled with house painting dublin to fix the painting of their homes.

Read the new EPA RRP Rules.