Do you sell or manage property built in 1978 or before?
According to EPA, all Realtors are required to provide the following
Before ratification of a contract for housing sale, sellers must:
-Give prospective buyers an EPA-approved information pamphlet on identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards "Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home" pamphlet.
-Disclose any known information concerning lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards. The seller must also disclose information such as the location of the lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards, and the condition of the painted surfaces.
-Provide any records and reports on lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards which are available to the seller (for multi-unit buildings, this requirement includes records and reports concerning common areas and other units, when such information was obtained as a result of a building-wide evaluation).
-Include an attachment to the contract (or language inserted in the contract itself) which includes a Lead Warning Statement and confirms that the seller or landlord has complied with all notification requirements. This attachment is to be provided in the same language used in the rest of the contract. Sellers, and agents, as well as home buyers, must sign and date the attachment.
-Sellers must provide home buyers a 10-day period to conduct a paint inspection or risk assessment for lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards. Parties may mutually agree, in writing, to lengthen or shorten the time period for inspection. Home buyers may waive this inspection opportunity.
Protect your buyers and sellers by recommending a lead-base paint inspection prior to sale or purchase.
-Property tested clear of lead base paint may have increased value to a buyer or seller.
-Help create a safe environment for your client's children and grandchildren.
-Protect existing and future tenants from lead-base paint exposure.
-Know if property will require RRP protocol for maintenance, repair and renovations.