Who Provides lead-based paint disclosure form?
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gives the lead paint hazard pamphlet in various languages. They also offer the Lead Warning Statement both in Spanish and English.
To reveal the presence of lead paint, you need to give prospective tenants any records about the inspection for or discovery of lead paint.
What should every tenant know about Local Law 1 and that lead-based paint disclosure form?
Local Law 1 is the NYC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act of 2003. The purpose is to prevent lead paint hazards in housing and daycare facilities. The law requires landlords to follow specific rules meant to help prevent children from being lead-poisoned.
When must a purchaser be provided with the Disclosure Form?
The listing broker should provide the purchaser with an EPA pamphlet as well as the Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Form at the time he wants to make an offer. After that, all information in the seller/lessor’s possession must be made available to the purchaser/lessee. All disclosures must occur before the seller accepting the purchaser’s written offer to purchase or lease.
The law also requires sellers to provide buyers up to 10 days to have the property tested for lead-based paint before the contract becomes binding. Upon receipt of an offer for the home, the listing agent should confirm that the offer includes a completed disclosure form. Brokers must keep a copy of the form for three years from the closing date.
Is it illegal to sell a house with lead paint?
Yes. Lead is extremely harmful to your health. Authorities banned lead-based paint in the United States in 1978. If a developer built your house before then, it probably contains lead paint. Finding some lead paint and removing it can be costly, but you do have other options.
How is lead paint removed?
Contractors us a variety of approaches to remove lead-based paints, such as wire brushing or wet hand scraping with liquid paint removers. Your contractor may opt to wet sand surfaces and must use an electric sander equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtered vacuum.
How do you know if your house has lead-based paint?
When should a seller or landlord sign the Lead Paint Disclosure Form?
When he signs the listing agreement, the listing broker should do the following:
- Notify the seller of the obligation to disclose the presence of (known) lead-based paint.
- Obtain records, reports, or other information relating to lead-based paint on the property from the seller.
- Have the seller complete and sign his or her portion of the Disclosure Form.