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Title 18: Health

Chapter 4: CANCER REGISTRY

18 V.S.A. § 153. Participation in program



§ 1767. Transfer of ownership of target housing; risk assessment; EMP compliance

(a) Prior to the time a purchase and sale agreement for target housing is executed, the seller shall provide the buyer with materials approved by the commissioner, including a lead paint hazard brochure and materials on other lead hazards in housing. The seller shall also provide a disclosure form that shall include any assurance of discontinuance, administrative order, or court order the terms of which are not completed and, if the property is rental target housing, verification that the EMP have been completed and that a current EMP compliance statement has been filed with the department.

(b) At the time of sale of target housing, sellers and other transferors shall provide the buyer or transferee with any materials delineated in subsection (a) of this section not previously disclosed and a lead-safe renovation practices packet approved by the commissioner and shall disclose any assurance of discontinuance, administrative order, or court order not disclosed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section the terms of which are not completed.

(c) No sale of rental target housing, building, or unit may occur if the building or unit is currently the subject of an assurance of discontinuance, administrative order, or court order unless the assurance or order is amended in writing to transfer to the buyer or other transferee all remaining obligations under the assurance or order.

(d) Prior to the time of sale of rental target housing, the real estate agents, sellers, and other transferors of title shall provide the buyer or transferee with information approved by the commissioner explaining EMP obligations.

(e) A buyer or other transferee of title to rental target housing who has purchased or received a building or unit that is not in full compliance with section 1759 of this title shall bring the target housing into compliance with section 1759 of this title within 60 days after the closing. Within the 60-day period, the buyer or transferee may submit a written request for an extension of time for compliance, which the commissioner may grant in writing for a stated period of time for good cause only. Failure to comply with this subsection shall result in a mandatory civil penalty.

(f) This section shall not apply to target housing that has been certified lead-free.

(g) Noncompliance with this section shall not affect marketability of title. (Added 2007, No. 176 (Adj. Sess.), § 34.)