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Local Law 1 of 2004 requires that property owners of multi dwellings erected prior to 1960 in New York City or multi dwellings erected between 1960 and 1977 where the owner has knowledge of the presence of lead-based paint, take proactive measures to identify and remediate potential lead-based paint hazards.  According to this regulation, any paint within such buildings is assumed to contain lead unless proven otherwise through testing. 

Local Law 1

Local Law 31

Local Law 31 of 2020 requires property owners to have X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) lead inspections conducted to test for lead-based paint in multi dwelling residential buildings.  Under this law, all residential buildings owners must have all units inspected for lead-based paint by August 9, 2025.  Apartments with children under the age of 6 must be inspected within 1 year of moving in or by August 9, 2025, whichever is sooner.

Local Law 66 changed the threshold for lead-based paint from 1.0 mg/cm2 to 0.5 mg/cm2.  XRF lead inspections performed prior to December 1, 2021 do not have to be redone to meet the new threshold.

Local Law 66

Local Law 111

Local Law 111 of 2023 requires property owners to have X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) inspections for lead-based paint in common areas of residential buildings built before 1960 or built between 1960 and 1978 and are known to have lead paint.

Local Law 122 of 2023 requires property owners to provide annual notice whenever HPD issues lead-based paint hazard or turnover violations.

Local Law 122

Local Law 123

Local Law 123 of 2023 requires remediation work to be performed prior to the turnover of a dwelling unit where a child under 6 resides.  If a child under 6 currently resides in a dwelling unit, property owners are required to complete the necessary remediation work by July 2027.


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