Lead-Based Paint

Lead Warning Statement
very purchaser of any interest in residential real property on which a residential dwelling was built prior to 1978 is notified that such property may present exposure to lead from lead-based paint that may place young children at risk of developing lead poisoning. Lead poisoning in young children may produce permanent neurological damage, including learning disabilities, reduced intelligence quotient, behavioral problems, and impaired memory. Lead poisoning also poses a particular risk to pregnant women. The seller of any interest in residential real property is required to provide the buyer with any information on Lead-based paint hazards from risk assessments or inspections in the seller’s possession and notify the buyer of any known lead-based paint hazards. A risk assessment or inspection for possible lead-based paint hazards is recommended prior to purchase.

Policy
It is the policy of Land Trust that it will disclose, to any purchaser of a residential property other than properties known to have been built after 1977, any known lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards present on the property.

It is further the policy of Land Trust that it will provide, to any purchaser of a residential property other than properties known to have been built after 1977, any reports or records pertaining to lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards which it has available.

It is further the policy of the Land Trust of Jackson County that any purchaser of a residential property, other than properties known to have been built after 1977, shall be provided a copy of the brochure published jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protective Agency, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development titled Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home.

It is further the policy of the Land Trust of Jackson County that any purchaser of a residential property, other than properties known to have been built after 1977, may cancel the sale at any time up to 10 days after the sale closes, if the purchaser has conducted a risk assessment or inspection for the presence of any lead-paint problem and if the presence of lead-paint or some risk related to lead-paint is found. In the event of any such cancellation, the full amount paid by the buyer, including any fees, will be refunded.

The applicability of this policy is part of the consideration received by buyers and is enforceable against Land Trust.