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Tenants

“Landlords cannot harass, retaliate against or seek to evict tenants solely because they make good faith complaints to a government agency about violations of any health or safety laws.” Real Property Law §223-b

 

As a renter, you are entitled to safe and healthy housing. If you are renting a property built before 1978 , your landlord must provide you with information about identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards. Landlords are required to notify a tenant if the property is known to contain lead paint.

If renovations, repainting, or repairs are being done on a rental property built before 1978:

 
Protect Your Family from Lead
     

If you rent an older home that has peeling or chipping paint, you may be eligible for a FREE home lead inspection. Even if lead paint is found during the inspection, you must still pay your rent.

Resources:

More information is available by calling the Onondaga County Lead Poisoning Control Program at (315) 435-3271 by visiting our resources page.

 

 

 

 


Onondaga County Health Dept
Lead Poisoning Control Program
John H. Mulroy Civic Center
421 Montgomery St.- 9th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 435-3271
Fax: (315) 435-3720
Email: LeadFreeKids@ongov.net

Lead Free Kids

 
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