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Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Forms | For Sellers & Landlords

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Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Forms | For Sellers & Landlords

Updated September 15, 2023

A lead-based paint disclosure form is a federally required form issued to all tenants and potential buyers of residential property built before January 1, 1978, to warn of the existence of lead paint.

The use of lead paint was outlawed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (16 CFR 1303) due to the hazard it poses when it chips and breaks as it ages. The disclosure warns new owners or tenants of its potential existence within interior walls. Therefore, if an individual resides in an older home and witnesses chipping or cracking of paint, they should immediately notify the recommended local authorities.

Laws – 42 U.S. Code § 4852d

Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home – A federally required pamphlet that must be provided to potential buyers and tenants that provides additional information about lead paint.

Table of Contents

For Homebuyers

All homebuyers seeking to purchase a home that was built prior to 1978 should be given this document by the seller or their representative (agent). The one (1) page document’s purpose is for the new owner to acknowledge that it may exist on the property.

Seller’s Disclosure of Lead-Based Paint

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For Renters/Tenants

All landlords that desire to rent a residential dwelling built before 1978 to an individual must attach this form to the lease agreement and have the tenant initial and sign.

Landlord’s Disclosure of Lead-Based Paint

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Supplemental Brochure

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a guide to better help individuals, living in a structure built prior to 1978, understand the risks and what to avoid.

EPA Lead-Based Paint Brochure

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Lead-Paint Inspection

If the landlord or seller would like to have an inspection conducted on the property, they may do so by using the EPA’s Inspection, Risk Assessment, and Abatement Firms Locator.

Once on the page, the searcher may enter a query by:

  • firm name, categorization (inspection/risk assessment and abatement)
  • City, State, Zip Code
  • Certified to work in jurisdictions
  • Certification Number: NAT