A recent change in New Jersey law regarding lead-based paints created a requirement for a visual LBP Risk Inspection and/or Dust Wipe Sampling inspection for all rental dwellings. Starting July 22nd 2022, rental properties built on or before 1978 that lack a lead-free certification require a visual and/or dust-wipe sample inspection prior to any new rental occupancy. For rental units that are already occupied, rental units are required to be inspected within 2 years from the issuance of the mandate; meaning a deadline of July 22nd, 2024.
Rental unit dwellings with a valid lead-safe certificate issued pursuant to this law, P.L.2021, c.182. Lead-safe certificates are valid for two years from the date of issuance.
If lead-based paint hazards are highlighted and identified, then the owner of the property must remediate the hazards through lead abatement, interim controls or other lead-based paint hazard control mechanisms. Property owners must also report all tenant turnover activity to the municipality. Lastly, property owners must provide a copy of N.J.A.C. 5:28A, any lead-safe certifications, and the accompanying guidance document, Lead-Based Paint in Rental Dwellings, to any prospective owners of the dwelling during the real estate transaction, settlement, or closing.
After the initial inspection all units shall be inspected for LBP hazards every three years, or upon tenant turnover; whichever is earlier.
Point Enviro’s licensed Lead-Inspectors/Risk Assessors are available to help your property needs. Call us for more information, or to set an appointment today! We would be more than happy to discuss the requirements further with you, or clarify any questions you may have.
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