Toxic Waste Poses Hidden Menace to Homeowners

The article is about the properties that are located near toxic waste site. It explains the responsibilities of real estate agent who deals with properties surrounded by toxic area. It focuses on the property?s environmental problem that should be handled properly because of its hazardous impact. Experts says that guidelines for the purchase of residential real estate however, have not been as stringent. "It should be, according to hazards not only on their property, but the area around their property. Environmental inspection companies keep track by geographical area. Buyers need to be aware of lead. Federal law requires that homeowners whose homes were built before 1978, when lead was legally permissible in paint, give buyers a brochure warning them about the possibility of the presence of lead.

Provided by: The Real Estate Library Topic: Software Date Added: Jan 2003 Format: HTML

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