City of Toledo announces action to ensure rental properties are lead-safe

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Many properties in the city of Toledo were built before the year 1978, when lead paint was banned. So it only makes sense for there to be concern about how many can be considered safe for families, let alone children.

So last week, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz announced a deadline for property owners to receive lead-safe paint certification. This would apply to family homes, as children need to grow up in a safe, healthy environment to avoid the potential developmental effects of lead paint.

In order to receive the certificate, a property must satisfy the state requirement of being registered with the county auditor. That, on top of passing a qualifying lead-safe inspection. The deadline for the first phase of this initiative is June 30th.

Failure to comply with the rental registry, or lead-safe certificate ordinances, will result in a maximum fine of $10,000 per year. Tenants should contact their landlords if they suspect their rental is not lead-safe.

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