Q: I am a Northeast Philly landlord. I have several duplexes and homes in the area. I have concerns about the new Lead-Based Paint Law for landlords and how I apply it. No doubt I will be passing any costs down to the tenant, which is not my fault, but in what other way does this new law limit me?
A: Lead-based paint poses serious health risks and is expected to have been used in all propertied build in Philadelphia prior to 1978, before lead paint was deemed harmful and banned. Before Dec. 21, 2012, requirements for home sellers and landlords included disclosing this fact and providing buyers and renters with the EPA brochure, “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home.” continue reading »