MA Landlord faces $16,000 in lead-paint fines

Boston, Mass., May 9, 2011 – A property management company and four owners of rental properties in and around Holyoke, Mass., face EPA penalties of up to $16,000 per violation for violating federal lead-based paint disclosure rules at properties in West Springfield and Holyoke.

According to a complaint filed by EPA’s New England office, Atlas Property Management of Holyoke and the four affiliated property owners are charged with 27 counts of violating lead-based paint disclosure requirements between Feb. 2007 and Nov. 2009 when they rented 11 housing units at 10 properties.