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.