Federal law requires owners, landlords, agents, and managers of rental properties to provide certain information about lead paint to a prospective renter.

For buildings built before 1978, the information includes:

  • An EPA-approved information pamphlet on identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards.
  • Any known information concerning lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards pertaining to the building.
  • For multi-unit buildings, this requirement includes records and reports concerning common areas and other units when such information was obtained because of a building-wide evaluation.
  • A lead disclosure attachment to the lease, or language inserted in the lease, that includes a “Lead Warning Statement” and confirms that you have complied with all notification requirements.

If your building needs renovations and contains Lead, federal law requires that:

  • If you or someone on your staff is performing the work your firm must be Lead-Safe Certified and your staff trained in lead-safe work practices.
  • The firm performing the work must be Lead-Safe certified.

These work practices include:

  • Containing the work area.
  • Avoiding renovation methods that generate large amounts of lead-contaminated dust.
  • Cleaning up thoroughly.
Not following this law could mean tens of thousands of dollars in fines or a lawsuit.

For Lead paint testing or removal, call Baxter Group, Inc. at 717-263-7341 or visit the Lead Department.

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