Lead Hazard Disclosure: Tell What You Know

Federal law requires housing providers to disclose to potential renters and buyers the presence of lead-based paint hazards on the premises. Almost all housing built before 1978, whether subsidized by HUD or not, is covered by the disclosure law. The penalties for noncompliance can be substantial, not only from the agencies enforcing the rules, but also from negligence suits from residents who are harmed by the presence of lead.

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