Guidelines for the Management of Lead-Based Paint
5 RESPONSIBILITIES OF OWNER AND MANAGERS
The following section summarises the responsibilities of those who own or manage occupied property.
A landlord must:
- ensure paint removal contractors commissioned are (among other things) informed of the presence of lead-based paint where known or suspected.
- ensure paint removal contractors commissioned are sufficiently competent to recognise and manage the hazards associated with the removal of lead-based paint.
If a landlord engages the tenant to carry out removal of lead-based paint, they must ensure the tenant is sufficiently competent to recognise and manage the hazards associated with the removal of lead-based paints.
A property manager
As a property manager is, in effect, an agent of the owner or landlord, they must assume the same responsibilities.
5.2 Lead Management Guidelines for Landlords, Managers and Owners
These are the guidelines that landlords, managers and owners must follow:
- Assume paintwork on pre-1980 buildings to be lead-based, unless it is proven otherwise by records or testing.
- Use only competent contractors for redecoration work, who understand the hazards associated with lead-based paint and follow the procedures outlined in this document.
- Monitor contractor performance to ensure specifications are met, and that occupants or others are not harmed as a consequence of the work.