If you are the owner or manager of property for sale or lease, your contracts must include:
- Lead Warning Statement.
- Disclosure of known lead-based paint or lead hazards or indicate no knowledge.
- Any additional information concerning known lead-based paint or lead hazards.
- List of reports or records provided to buyer or tenant. If no records are available, state that fact.
- Statement by buyer or tenant affirming receipt of information. A buyer must be given 10 days to conduct a risk assessment or inspection or waive the opportunity.
- Signatures by seller or lessor and their agents, as well as by the buyer or tenant certifying accuracy of their required statements.
Also, the renovation, repair, and painting (RRP) program rule prohibits work practices creating lead hazards. Requirements under the rule include implementing lead-safe work practices and certification and training for paid contractors and maintenance professionals working in pre-1978 housing, childcare facilities, and schools.
The affected contractors include builders, painters, plumbers, and electricians.
The requirements apply to RRP activities where more than 6 square feet of lead-based paint is disturbed. Trained contractors must post warning signs, restrict occupants from work areas, contain work areas to prevent dust and debris from spreading, conduct a thorough cleanup, and verify that cleanup was effective.
INFO: Contact BLR’s Tim Fagan at 800-727-5257, Ext. 2196.