132. REGARDING LEASES AND LEAD BASED PAINT DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

Leases require the lessee to receive from the lessor upon acceptance of the lease a copy of the pamphlet titled Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home and also the lead based paint disclosure statement for any property built prior to 1978. Again those familiar with leases are doing this, those who arent familiar with leases are failing to make this disclosure. It is in the Gilleran Griffin Lease Contract, paragraph 28.

The government means business. The environmental protection Agency recently filed it first civil penalty against an Oklahoma management firm for failing to disclose to tenants information on lead based paint in their rentals. The law requires landlords or their agents to provide lead based paint disclosure on sales and leases. On sales only, the law gives buyers a 10 days period to inspect for lead based paint. Homes built after 1978 are exempt because lead was removed from all paint after that date.

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