Lead Hazard Disclosure in Real Estate Transactions. Goals of this Presentation. Background information on childhood lead poisoning. Overview of the federal lead hazard disclosure law. How to maintain lead-safe housing. Goal #1. Background on Childhood Lead Poisoning.
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Lead Hazard Disclosure in Real Estate Transactions
Background on Childhood Lead Poisoning
“Lead-based paint and paint contaminated dust account for most cases of childhood lead poisoning today.”
Source: CDC, Strategic Plan for the Elimination of Childhood Lead Poisoning, 1991.
Lead-based paint is a hazard when it:
Overview of the Federal Lead Hazard Disclosure Law
All Pre-78 Residential Properties (Including Oral Leases)
Except . . . .
All real estate transactions involving most pre-1978 housing at the time consumers:
(1)Provide Lead Hazard Information Pamphlet to the Tenant
(2) Disclose Known Hazards and Provide Copy of Existing Reports
(Different Versions for Sales and Leases)
EPA/HUD Enforcement Actions:
Maintaining Lead-Safe Housing
HUD and EPA Training Courses
Free Federal Field Guide
A lead dust test is the only way to be sure lead hazards are not left behind: