Obligation to delead the apartment

If a child under 6 lives in a residential premises containing unlawful levels of lead, the landlord is obligated to remove it.

Landlords or their agents are required to give their tenants a copy of the Massachusetts Lead Law Notification form which explains the dangers of lead paint, and the requirement to remove lead paint in apartments where children under 6 intend to reside.

Hire a lead-safe renovation contractor

If you need to remove lead paint from your property, make sure your contractor complies with the Division of Labor and Workforce Development Lead-Safe Renovation regulations (454 CMR 22.00).

Additional Resources for Hire a lead-safe renovation contractor

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