Maine CDC Tipsheet - Best
Practices for Landlords and Property Owners
Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home - English
FREE Lead Test Kit
What are My Responsibilities as a Landlord or Property Manager?
Before you rent any property built before 1978, federal law requires you to provide a prospective tenant a booklet available in English, Somali, and
If your building has been tested for lead, you must tell the prospective tenant that the building has been tested and let them see the report.
Anytime you disturb ANY paint in a building built before 1978, state and federal law requires you to:
Supply the brochure “Renovate Right” to the tenant.
If you are going to do any renovation, repair, or painting project in your pre-1978 building that will disturb more than 6 square feet of the interior or 20 square feet of the exterior, you must comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. The rule requires that you be trained in lead-safe work practices and have a certificate from the EPA to do the work yourself or hire a certified contractor.