NJ’s New Lead Safe Certification: What To Know

July 11, 2022 6:07 am

Join Lee Wasserman on Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 for an update on NJ’s newest lead-based paint laws hosted by Property Owners Association of NJ A must-attend for New Jersey landlords and municipalities.

New Jersey’s newest lead-based paint law goes into effect in July of 2022 and directly targets ALL pre-1978 rental properties. The law, signed by Governor Murphy in 2021, imposes an obligation on municipalities to perform or hire a certified lead evaluation contractor to perform inspections of single-family, two-family, and multiple rental dwellings for lead-based paint hazards every three years or upon tenant turnover where there is no valid lead-safe certification. Municipalities must permit dwelling owners/landlords to directly hire a certified lead evaluation contractor for this purpose. Municipalities that fail to comply with the new inspection requirements may be subject to a penalty of up to $1,000 per week.

This new law is being referred to as, New Jersey’s Lead Safe Certification and will require lead-paint inspections, (Visual &/or Dust wipes) on all nonexempt rental property at turnover. Additionally, every three years going forward, it will increase lead-based paint hazard education to state residents and will fund New Jerseys Lead Hazard Control Assistance Act.

Lee Wasserman has over 30 years of industry experience in lead inspections and lead testing for New Jersey municipalities and communitites. Join him on Tuesday, July 12th as he discusses the upcoming law and shares ways for municipalities and landlords to quickly come into compliance and mitigate risk. Learn more about NJ’s newest lead-based paint laws here.

Link to register: https://poanj.org/event/july-12th-lead-paint-update/