Does a seller always have to provide the lead-based paint addendum to a buyer?

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09/29/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

When is a seller not required to provide the Addendum for Seller’s Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint and Lead-Based Paint Hazards as Required by Federal Law to a buyer?

A seller does not have to provide the addendum in the following situations:

  • Property constructed after January 1, 1978
  • Property sold at foreclosure
  • A dwelling where the living area is not separated from the sleeping area (such as efficiency apartments, dormitory housing, or individual rooms)
  • Housing for elderly or disabled residents where no child under six years old is expected to reside.

Read about other exceptions for rentals in the legal FAQs on

Categories: Forms, Legal
Tags: lead paint addendum, legal, legal faq


Claudia Carroll on 09/29/2016

About 14 years ago the appropriate Federal authorities (I’m thinking EPA) came through Tyler and checked a bunch of brokerages and how accurately the forms were filled out.  They INCLUDED 1978 at that time as requiring a LBP disclosure.  They passed out a lot of fines and they were very expensive fines.  In general, they found that the agents and brokerages were lazy about filling them out and there was a lot of incomplete information on them.

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