New York law emphasizes the importance of lead and other hazardous material testing. We’re here to help ensure you and your properties are safe and up to code.
Local Law 31 of 2020 is an amendment to the New York City lead paint law. Owners of buildings built in 1978 or earlier are now required to have an XRF test performed by a trained, certified and licensed inspector on EVERY single building unit within the next five years. If there is a child under the age of six residing in the apartment, it must be done within one year. A child residing in the apartment is defined as one who lives in the apartment or regularly spends 10 or more hours a week in the dwelling unit.
Local Law 1 was first implemented in 2004 and requires landlords to identify and safely address lead paint hazards in apartments where there is a young child.
We’ll help you through the process, and make sure all necessary areas of your properties are compliant.Learn more about New York housing law
Dust wipe testing is one way to test for the presence of lead. It tests for lead levels in dust found in certain areas around the unit. This test must be completed whenever an apartment becomes vacant, or after lead-related or general repairs occur.
XRF Testing is performed by a trained, certified and licensed professional who uses a device to check the level of lead in paint on all surfaces. XRF Testing is the best way to test for the presence of lead without disturbing any surfaces in the unit.
When the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development issues lead paint or suspected lead paint violations, there is necessary paperwork and testing that are required to be completed in order to remove the violations properly and in a timely manner. We can guide you through the process.
Whenever an apartment becomes vacant it is mandated by law to check for lead. This is done by performing a dust wipe inspection and issuing a subsequent clearance report that includes the results received from an NLLAP accredited laboratory. We perform the checks and help with reporting in accordance with the law.
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