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Lead-Safe Wisconsin: Know about Lead When Purchasing or Renting a Home

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If you buy or rent a home built before 1978, you have the right to know if the seller or landlord has information about whether the home contains lead-based paint or other lead hazards.

Under the Lead Disclosure Rule, which is Section 1018 of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, or Title X, the seller, landlord, or sales agent must:

Sellers must give potential buyers a 10-day period to get a lead-based paint inspection or risk assessment.

The potential buyer or tenant must sign a disclosure form at the closing or lease signing:

Search for rental housing in Wisconsin, including details about when the house was built.

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Last revised December 26, 2023