Home Buyers and Lead Paint

Author: Pacific Northwest Inspections Group, LLC   Date: 18-Nov-2013.   Category: Lead Paint   Add to Favorites 

Law requires that before being obligated under a contract to buy housing built prior to 1978, buyers must receive the following from the homeseller: An EPA-approved information pamphlet on identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards titled 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. 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. An attachment to the contract, or language inserted in the contract, that includes a "Lead Warning Statement" and confirms that the seller has complied with all notification requirements. Sample Seller&Owner's Disclosure of Information 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. Homebuyers may waive this inspection opportunity. If you have a concern about possible lead-based paint, then get a lead inspection before buying. Call us today @ 425.608.9553