If you buy or rent a home built before 1978, you have the right to know if the seller or landlord has information about whether the home contains lead-based paint or other lead hazards.
Under the Lead Disclosure Rule, which is Section 1018 of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, or Title X, the seller, landlord, or sales agent must:
- Give you the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s pamphlet, Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home.
- Disclose any known lead hazards.
Sellers must give potential buyers a 10-day period to get a lead-based paint inspection or risk assessment.
The potential buyer or tenant must sign a disclosure form at the closing or lease signing:
- Certified lead companies in Wisconsin
- Prevent Lead Poisoning, P-00296 (PDF)
- Wisconsin statutes and administrative rules for lead poisoning prevention: