Monday, October 16, 2017
Toledo Lead-Safe Inspection Update
Earlier this summer, we featured a post about Toledo's Lead-Safe Deadline Extension, which covered the cities lead paint inspection protocol for rental properties. Originally, landlords were required to have their rental properties pass a lead inspection by September 2017; however, the deadline was extended until June 2018.
There are currently 12,000 homes at high-risk and 700 of the them still need to pass a lead paint inspection. The inspections run around $300 per property and if the house passes, it's good for 3 to 6 years. The health department is waiving the $45 registration fee and allowing all passed inspections to be dated June 30, 2018, to give those property owners a longer clearance
While the lead paint inspection process can be a hassle for landlords, it is significantly cheaper to cough up $300 for an inspection, instead of paying fines and court fees of thousands of dollars if a tenant is subject to lead poisoning.
Visit Toledo-Lucas County Health Department for more information on Toledo's lead paint inspections. Visit Zack Academy to become a certified Lead Paint Inspector, Lead Abatement Supervisor or Worker, or Lead Renovator.