Landlord Liabilities: Environmental Hazards

When you are a landlord, you are going to have to make sure that you keep your rental property in livable conditions. You have to make sure that the property is free from environmental hazards. Here are a few things to consider about what would constitute an environmental hazard.

Lead

If you have an older rental property, there is a chance that there could be lead in the paint or in the water. You need to make sure that you test the paint and the water to make sure that it is free from lead. 

Asbestos

Asbestos is another hazardous material that is found in older properties. You can find it in flooring, siding, insulation, and a number of other building materials. 

Mold

Mold is another common environmental hazard that you will find in many rental properties. This can cause respiratory problems for your tenants and should be removed quickly.

Carbon Monoxide Gas

Carbon monoxide gas is sometimes emitted from the heating system in a house. This gas is deadly if the tenants are subjected to it often enough.

Radon Gas

Radon gas is a type of gas that is emitted from the earth. It can cause a number of different health problems and you should test your property for radon before you allow tenants to move in.

blog comments powered by Disqus