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Environmental Hazards New

Course Description

This module covers major environmental hazards. Licensees need to familiarize themselves with environmental issues because they have a responsibility to disclose environmental information to buyers that might affect their decision to buy a property. Environmental hazards can dramatically affect a property’s appeal, value and comparative safety; buyers, sellers, lenders and licensees can all thus be significantly affected by these problems.

Throughout this module, students will learn to identify the internal and external environmental issues that can affect a property. They will learn about health hazards and environmental legislation; we will also discuss liability and responsibility for clean – up and protection. In addition to presenting these details, the lesson will also cover the various actions licensees should take with respect to environmental hazards, as well as how these issues affect licensees and lending. Licensees are not expected to be environmental experts, but in this module students will acquire a basic competency in environmental issues which will help them to elucidate issues for buyers, sellers and lenders. Knowledge of environmental issues will also help to protect them from charges of nondisclosure.

The concluding lesson in this module presents real – world dilemmas and concrete applications of the information presented in the rest of the course. As the student completes this module, he or she should try to develop a broad picture of environmental issues and how they fit into the larger practice of real estate; the last lesson will help with this project by presenting comprehensive content questions, practice problems and case studies.

Learning Objectives

  • 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 clean – up 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.

    4 Lesson Quizzes

    2 Practice Finals

    1 Final Exam

  • State Requirements

    Our real estate CE courses meet the requirements of the Nebraska Real Estate Commission.



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