Protect Iowa Families
A comprehensive brochure on lead poisoning prevention that can be used by parents, tenants (renters), homeowners, contractors; and for real estate transactions. This brochure is federally approved for use in Iowa to comply with real estate disclosure requirements. The brochure is also required to be provided prior to most renovation projects occurring on residential and child care facilities built in Iowa before 1978.
Residential Lead Paint Disclosure
Under that authority, EPA and HUD are establishing the following requirements:
(1) Sellers and lessors of most residential housing built before 1978 must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and/or leadbased paint hazards in the housing;
(2) sellers and lessors must provide purchasers and lessees with any available records or reports pertaining to the presence of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards;
(3) sellers and lessors must provide purchasers and lessees with a federally approved lead hazard information pamphlet;
(4) sellers must provide purchasers with a 10-day opportunity to conduct a risk assessment or inspection for the presence of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards before the purchaser is obligated under any purchase contract;
(5) sales and leasing contracts must include certain disclosure and acknowledgment language; and
(6) agents must ensure compliance with these requirements. These provisions ensure that families receive both specific information on the housing’s lead history and general information on lead exposure prevention. With this information, consumers can make more informed decisions concerning home purchase, lease, and maintenance to protect their families from lead hazard exposure.