Credit Hours: 6
Warning: What you don’t know can hurt you and possibly kill your transaction!
Natural and manmade hazards abound in our world today, and the impact of our environment on us has never been at a higher state of social consciousness than it is right now. This course explores nearly every environmental issue affecting real estate transactions today, the agencies that govern them, typical remediation practices, and their required disclosures.
In this course you will learn how environmental issues most commonly arise in a real estate transaction and five golden rules that keep agents out of trouble. Learn how some hazards like lead, radon, mold, and asbestos are tested for and remediated if found to be present above currently established guidelines. Discover how some issues can only be verified by lab testing, and learn to spot the telltale signs that can tip you off that these invisible issues are present.
Learn the federal government’s definition of an underground storage tank, and the three types of tanks that are exempt from compliance. Explore federal laws concerning toxic substances, how the EPA ranks these hazards, and the three most common substances found in real estate. From potentially hazardous construction materials and their “clean” alternatives to wetland management, protection, and who exercises control over them, this comprehensive course keeps you in the know on today’s most pressing environmental issues.