Vermont AG Succeeds in Lawsuit against Landlord for Violating Lead Regulations

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced that the Rutland Superior Court ordered a rental property owner to bring his 30+ properties into compliance after the AG’s office investigated and sued him for violating state lead laws. Children living in residences owned by the landlord were found to have elevated levels of lead in their blood. Under the judgment, the landlord must meet specific deadlines for addressing the lead contamination, and may not rent any newly vacant properties.