The Role of Municipalities in Preventing Childhood Lead Exposures

It is well known that lead is highly toxic and harmful to people, especially children. Unfortunately, because of its aging housing stock, New Hampshire is experiencing childhood lead poisoning at a rate nearly twice the national average. Among the several hundred documented cases of lead poisoning each year in the Granite State, it is estimated that a significant number of children are poisoned as a result of unsafe renovation, repair, or painting activities. While the U.S.

How Landlord-Tenant Laws May Affect Municipalities

It is no simple matter to manage real property, especially when the property is residential real estate. Owners of this type of property will frequently interact with municipal staff in the areas of planning, economic development, fire inspection, building inspection and code enforcement. This article will focus in on the special concerns that arise when the real estate is owned or rented through the municipality.