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How to check for lead paint when searching for an apartment

Authored By: New York State Attorney General's Office

Federal law requires landlords to disclose to prospective tenants lead-based paint information on homes and apartments built before 1978. If you are looking at apartment built after 1978, however, the rules are different. This link will take you to more information on what prospective tenants can do to ensure safety from lead-based paint.

Last Review and Update: Feb 24, 2016