If you think Lead paint in rentals is not a concern, THINK AGAIN! NJ’s NEWEST lead-based paint law goes into effect in July of 2022 and directly targets ALL pre-1978 rental properties. This new law is being referred to as, New Jersey’s Lead Safe Certification and will require lead-paint inspections on all nonexempt rental property at turnover.
Lead is a highly toxic metal that is easily absorbed into the body. Lead causes a variety of health issues, especially in young children. According to the EPA over one million children are affected by lead paint poisoning. A small amount of lead paint dust can easily be absorbed on a finger, inhaled, or ingested. Lead paint dust causes irreversible health damage to children and adults.