Residential building owners and managing agents can request copies of the Childhood Lead Prevention Act (Local Law 1) of 2004. The law works to prevent childhood lead poisoning by fixing lead paint hazards in housing and day care facilities.
Under Local Law 1, if you repair or renovate a building where a child under age 6 lives, trained workers must complete the work. After construction is done, you need to test for lead contaminated dust.
J-51 tax exemption benefits have been extended to lead abatement work in any apartment in the common areas of apartment buildings. The exemption applies even if children do not live in the building.
If a building has three or more apartments and was built before 1960, the landlord must send a lead notice to all tenants each year. The notice must be sent between January 1st and January 15th. If the landlord issues the January rent bill before January 1st, the notice must be included with this bill.
Owners must also send a notice to tenants in buildings with three or more units that were built between 1960 and 1978 if they know there is lead paint in the building.
Information About Local Law 1
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Call 311 to request a paper copy.