Over time properties may fall victim to various environmental hazards. From mold growth on the walls to asbestos collection in the roof, there are multiple problems that home inspectors and real estate appraisers may encounter while inspecting and evaluating properties. Many of these hazards aren’t just problematic to the longevity of the building in question; they are also health risks to your clients.
As real estate agents and licensees, you will be expected to inform your clients of any environmental hazard that is present in the property they are having inspected. This 4-hour course on Environmental Hazards by e-RealEstate-Training is designed to introduce students to the concept of environmental hazards in real estate.
Learners will be introduced to multiple topics including:
- Types of environmental hazards in real estate
- Laws and legislation impacting environmental safety, such as the lead-based paint disclosure law
- Introduction to the Texas Addendum for Seller’s Disclosure
- Owner’s legal responsibility of disclosure, cleanup, and protection
- Safe handling and removal of toxic substances
- Appraisal methods for damaged and unsafe properties
- Application for property insurance
- Impact of environmental hazards on mortgaged lending and property leasing
The objective of this course is to help students be better prepared to guide their clients in making informed decisions regarding environmentally hazardous properties. The course is ideal for beginners and experts alike.
- Course Delivery Online Interactive
- Credit Hours 4 hours
- Credit Type General
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Maximum students 1000
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:- Identify recent laws that have an impact on environmental issues, including lead-based paint disclosure laws.- State the procedures used to locate toxic waste sites, the responsibilities for cleanup and steps that may be taken to minimize future liabilities.- Describe the nature of major air pollutants and the remedies that may be applied to minimize their effects.- Identify at least three sources of human exposure to PCBs and at least two health effects seen in humans exposed to PCBs.- Outline landowners responsibility for the protection of wetlands areas on their property.- Identify the issues landowners and developers face regarding endangered-species protection.- Sketch the nature of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and the possible need for testing in areas where these are present.- Describe at least two major provisions of the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act.- Outline the current status of environmental laws and their effect on property insurance and mortgage lending.