What is a lead-based paint pamphlet?

A lead based paint disclosure form is a federally required document in the leasing process for homes built prior to 1978. It is required to provide to prospective tenants regardless of any evidence of the presence of lead based paint.

What is EPA pamphlet?

An EPA-approved information pamphlet on identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards, Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home (PDF). Any known information concerning the presence of lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards in the home or building.

How long should a lead pamphlet be retained?

Sellers and lessors must retain a copy of the disclosures for no less than three years from the date of sale or the date the leasing period begins.

What year triggers the required lead-based paint Disclosure?

The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Act of 1992, also called Title X, required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to develop regulations for disclosing lead-based paint hazards in homes built before 1978 that are offered for sale or lease.

Do houses built in 1978 have lead paint?

Any house or apartment built before 1978 could have lead paint. Houses and apartments built before 1960 have the most lead paint. Common household repairs (like painting or fixing a door that sticks to the doorframe) can produce lead dust or paint chips.

How do you identify lead paint?

Chief among them is “alligatoring,” which happens when the paint starts to crack and wrinkle, creating a pattern that resembles reptilian scales. This is a sign that your paint may contain lead. Another sign that you might be dealing with lead paint is if it produces a chalky residue when it rubs off.

When was lead-based paint banned?

Lead-based paints were banned for residential use in 1978. Homes built in the U.S. before 1978 are likely to have some lead-based paint. When the paint peels and cracks, it makes lead paint chips and dust.

Which of the following may be exempt from the lead-based paint disclosure requirements?

Correct Answer: Property sold at foreclosure. Foreclosure sales of residential property are exempt from the federal lead-based paint disclosure regulations, but a subsequent resale by the purchaser in a foreclosure sale is not exempt.

What if I accidentally sanded lead paint?

Any sanding, scraping, chipping, or other forms of friction against a lead paint surface can release particles of lead dust into the air, which can be hazardous to human health. Instead, simply wipe down the existing surface with a warm, wet towel to prepare it to be painted over.

Is it OK to paint over lead paint?

Yes, you can paint over lead-based paint, but not with just any type of paint. Painting over lead-based paint, also known as encapsulation, is an effective lead paint remediation technique.

Did all paint contain lead before 1978?

If your home was built before 1978, it is more likely to have lead-based paint. In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-based paint, but some states banned it even earlier. Lead-based paint is still present in millions of homes, normally under layers of newer paint.