lead disclosure

Get the first hand report of lead paint in the house to protect from toxicity

The houses that were built before the year 1978 were painted with paints that contained lead. Lead is a harmful element that can cause various types of health problems in the inmates of the house. Lead is known to cause

  • Damage to the nervous system leading to epilepsy, paralysis and many other such problems.
  • Interferes with growth and thus children may remain very short
  • There may occur failure of kidneys
  • In some children who have suffered from lead poisoning the mental as well as physical growth may suffer.

Therefore many countries like USA and UK have banned the use of lead paint in the residential buildings since 1978. The buildings made before that year however, may have lead in the paint. This has to be declared by the owner while selling or leasing out of the building. The lead disclosure is an important declaration and if the owner is not aware of the use of lead paint in the building the buyer gets a 10 day time to get it checked by the relevant authority.

The owner either must provide information about the use of lead paint or should allow the lessee to carry out the procedure of verifying the use of lead paint. There is a lead disclosure form that has to be signed by the lessor and the lessee in order to protect both the parties of any legal suit arising as a result of any dispute on this matter later on.

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Lead Warning Statement

Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips and dust can pose health hazards if not managed properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, lessors must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and/or lead-based hazards in the dwelling. Lessees must also receive a federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention.

Lessor’s Disclosure

(a) Presence of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards. Check (i) or (ii):

___  (i) Known lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards are present (explain): _______________________________________________________________.

___  (ii) Lessor has no knowledge of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards.

(b) Records and reports available to the lessor. Check (i) or (ii) below:

___  (i) Lessor has provided the lessee with all available records and reports pertaining to lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the housing (list documents below): ______________________________________________________________.

___  (ii) Lessor has no reports or records pertaining to lead-based paint or lead-based
paint hazards in the housing.

Lessee’s Acknowledgment (initial)

(c)_______ Lessee has received copies of all information listed above.
(d)_______ Lessee has received the pamphlet Protect Your Family from Lead
(e)_______ Lessee has had a 10 day period to inspect the premises for lead or has waived the same

Agent’s Acknowledgment (initial)

(f)_______ Agent has informed the lessor of the lessor’s obligations under 42 USC 4852d and is aware of his/her responsibility to ensure compliance.

Certification of Accuracy
The following parties have reviewed the information above and certify, to the best of their knowledge, that the information they have provided is true and accurate.

_________________    ________    __________________    _________
Lessor            Date        Lessor            Date

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Lessee            Date        Lessee            Date