PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM LEAD
PAINT IN YOUR HOME
Are you planning to Buy, Rent, or
renovate a home built before 1978?
Many houses and apartments built
before 1978 have paint that contains lead ( lead-based paint). Lead from paint, chips and dust can pose
serious health hazards if not taken care of properly. Federal law requires that individuals receive
certain information before renting, buying, or renovating pre- 1978 housing.
FOR RENT: Landlords have to disclose known information
on lead-based paint and lead based paint hazards before leases take effect.
Leases must include a disclosure form about lead-based paint.
FOR SALE: Sellers have to disclose known information on lead-based paint and
lead-based paint hazards before selling a house. Sales contracts must include a disclosure
form about lead-based paint.Buyers have
up to 10 days to check for lead hazards.
If you want more information on
these requirements, please call the
National Lead Information Clearinghouse at: 1.800.424.LEAD