DID YOU KNOW?
What types of housing are not affected by the Lead-Paint Disclosure Rule?
- Housing built after 1977 (post-1977) because the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned the use of lead-based paint for residential use in 1978.
- Zero-bedroom units, such as efficiencies, lofts, and dormitories (unless children live there).
Example of non-compliance: A person moves into a studio apt and finds themselves a year later with child. Now they must become compliant.
- Housing for the elderly (unless children live there).
Example of non-compliance: Daycare facility introduced into building to accommodate their residents. Now they must adopt lead-paint disclosure requirements.
- Housing for the handicapped (unless children live there).
Example of non-compliance: Daycare example also applies.
- Housing that has been found to be lead-based paint-free by an inspector certified under the Federal certification program or under a federally accredited State or tribal certification program.
Note: The certificate is required as documentation. Occupants need to be informed.
- Short-term leases of 100 days or less, where no lease renewal or extension can occur.
Example of non-compliance: An occupant under age six or a lease extension.
- Renewals of existing leases in target housing in which the lessor has previously disclosed all information and where no new information has become available. –
Note: Due to possible regulation changes, it is recommended you comply at lease renewal to avoid any non-compliance issues.
- Any foreclosure sales.
KNOW YOUR FACTS!
Know the facts of lead-paint disclosure. Avoid fines of up to $11,000 per day, per incident, by following the Lead-Paint Disclosure Rule.
EPA Fines 16 Firms for Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) Violations
The EPA’s sixteen enforcement actions against non-compliant landlords included the statutory maximum of $37,500 per violation for three of the respondents.
In all sixteen complaints, the offender failed to certify that it had come in compliance with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP).
The failure to follow lead-safe work practices included failure to follow these practices where children live, failure to obtain RRP Firm Certification, failure to provide occupant with EPA’s “Renovate right” pamphlet, and failure to failure to certify compliance with RRP Rule.
Don’t become one of the statistics. Know the Lead-Paint Disclosure Rule requirements.