Owner Falsely Certified Lead Paint Cleanup

August 23, 2009
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Facts: In April 2007, a lead inspector from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development of the City of New York (HPD) visited a unit in a residential building on West 157th Street and found nine lead-paint violations. Under the city's lead-based paint law, the presence of peeling or deteriorated lead-based paint in a residential unit where a child lives is a hazard requiring immediate correction. After removing the hazard, the owner must certify that the unit is lead-safe.

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