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“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.


More information is available by calling the Onondaga County Lead Poisoning Control Program at 315.435.3271 and by visiting our resources page.





Onondaga County Health Dept
Lead Poisoning Prevention 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

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