Lead and Healthy Homes resources for landlords

Beginning October 1, 2020, landlords will be required to test and certify rental properties as lead safe or lead free, regardless of a child’s age, in order to A) execute a new or renewed lease or B) receive or renew a rental license.  Learn more about this regulation.

To test and certify that a rental property is lead safe or lead free, landlords should hire an approved/certified lead professional:

Learn more about submitting lead certification and inspection reports.

Learn more about Philadelphia’s laws and regulations in the City’s Lead Guide.

Name Description Released Format
Philadelphia Lead Paint Disclosure and Certification Law PDF The Philadelphia Lead Paint Disclosure and Certification Law requires owners of property built before 1978 and rented to children six years or younger to provide the tenant with certification prepared by a certified lead inspector stating that the property is either lead free or lead safe. November 8, 2018
Rental Property Lead Certification Law (effective 10/1/2020) PDF Beginning October 1, 2020, landlords will be required to test and certify rental properties as lead-safe or lead-free, regardless of a child's age, in order to A) execute a new or renewed lease or B) receive or renew a rental license. October 31, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions About Bill No. 180936-A PDF Information about changes to Philadelphia's Lead Paint Disclosure and Certification Law that became effective in October 2020. November 23, 2020
Landlord’s Guide to the Philadelphia Lead Paint Disclosure and Certification Law PDF Comprehensive guidance including compliance requirements, answers to frequently asked questions, instructions for lead-safe and lead-free certification, and a recommended tenant's advisory notice. October 28, 2020
Property Owner Statement of Exemption PDF Form and instructions for property owners seeking exemption from the Philadelphia Lead Paint Disclosure and Certification Law. October 28, 2020
Renovate right (English) PDF A pamphlet from the Environmental Protection Agency that contractors must provide to homeowners and tenants before starting work. November 8, 2018
Renovate right (Español) PDF A pamphlet from the Environmental Protection Agency that contractors must provide to homeowners and tenants before starting work. November 8, 2018

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