RADON – Its Everywhere – Right?

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), which all Federal agencies must follow, mandates that properties considered for HUD programs must not contain hazardous materials that could impact the occupants personal health and safety. To assist in achieving compliance for HUD programs, the Federal Radon Action Plan was developed…

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All You Need to Know About Lead Based Pa...

California children with an Elevated Blood Lead Level can be the first ways to detect potential lead poisoning for children under the age of 6... (more…)

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What should you know about Property Cond...

A Property Condition Assessment (PCA) consists of a building walk-through to identify any significant deficiencies that would require more than $3000 to repair, or could not be easily repaired through routine maintenance. The findings are incorporated into a Property Condition report, so the buyer or lender more fully understands the…

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Introduction to Asbestos and Asbestos Su...

An Introduction to Asbestos It is common knowledge that long-term exposure to asbestos is extremely harmful to the publics health and well-being. Since the 1980s, most countries have taken measures to try and control the publics exposure to asbestos by banning its use in common construction materials such as building…

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The Asbestos Survey (Part Deux)

An asbestos survey for a building demolition has more stringent requirements than a building renovation, because more disruption of the asbestos occurs. There must be a site inspection and survey that includes all the materials used in construction for the building foundation, underground utilities, and in areas that are not…

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Does ADA Issues Really Have to be Scary?...

The Americans with Disabilities Act officially became law in 1990. It states that individuals with disabilities cannot be discriminated against in areas of public life, including jobs, schools and transportation. The purpose of the law is to protect the rights of those with disabilities, but in some instances, people are…

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