Frequent Questions

Is the seller required to remove any lead-based paint that is discovered during an inspection?

Question (23002-33218)

Is the seller required to remove any lead-based paint that is discovered during an inspection?

Answer

No. Nothing in the rule requires a building owner to remove lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards discovered during an inspection or risk assessment. In addition, the rule does not prevent the two parties from negotiating hazard reduction activities as a contingency of the purchase and sale of the housing.

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