Lead Based Paint

About Lead

Lead is a metal that was used for many years in the past for a variety of uses. Since that time, it has been deemed to be dangerous to humans. Lead was used in paint until outlawed in 1978. Lead in the paint of a property can be problematic, particularly to those that are young, old, or pregnant. Lead is proven to cause nerve damage in humans. The good part is that lead in paint is not dangerous unless it is ingested, breathed, or otherwise entered into the body.


The Lead Based Paint Disclosure is a disclosure form that is required by HUD and the EPA and requires home owners of properties built in 1978 or prior must provide to the buyer of the home.  It discloses whether there is any lead based paint in the home and whether the seller has knowledge of any lead based paint in the home or not.  It also discloses that the buyer is aware of the dangers of lead based paint and that they have been informed of the sellers knowledge, or lack thereof, of any lead based paint in the home.  The lead based paint disclosure must be part of any contract of purchase for any home built in 1978 or prior.



The Department of Housing and Urban Development has a pamphlet entitled “Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home” which explains the dangers of lead-based paint in the home.

View the Pamphlet:
“Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home” Lead-Based Paint Pamplet