Homes built in between 1960 and 1978 can have lead-based paint. Homes built before 1960 definitely have lead-based paint or a lead-based hazard.
Lead can damage younger children more than it can adults. Children under 6 can suffer permanent damage from lead-based paint poisoning. It is easy for children to eat household lead because it can exist all around them. Lead-based paint can exist in:
Legal issues could arise if older rental properties are left unchecked, especially if children live there. Sellers and land lords must supply a “Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards.” The purchaser or renter has a minimum of 10 days to conduct a risk assessment or inspection for the presence of lead-based paint and/or lead-based hazard.
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