Are you planning to buy or rent a home that was built before 1978?

Many houses and apartments that were built in the USA before 1978 were painted with paint that contains a high lead content. Lead that is in paint, paint chips, and dust can cause serious health problems if it isn’t dealt with correctly.

Federal law now requires that individuals receive information before they can rent or buy a home that was built before 1978.


Renting
Landlords have to tell the prospective tenant about the existence of lead based paint and lead based paint hazards before the lease takes effect. The lease has to contain a disclosure form that states information about lead based paint.

Buying
People selling a home have to tell the prospective buyer about the existence of lead based paint and lead based paint hazards before selling a home. The sales contract has to contain a disclosure form that states information about lead based paint.

The buyer has up to 10 days to check the home for lead hazards.

You can find more information about the lead paint disclosure program buy clicking the link.

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