NJ Lead Paint inspection requirements for rental properties.
What dwellings are required to be inspected and what dwellings are exempt?
All single-family, two-family, and multiple rental dwellings must be inspected by July 22, 2024 and issued a Lead Safe certificate.
All rental dwelling units required to be inspected must be inspected for lead-based paint within two years of the effective date of the law, July 22, 2022, or upon tenant turnover, whichever is earlier. This means that the first inspection must take place no later than July 22, 2024.
After the initial inspection, all units shall be inspected for lead-based paint hazards every three years, or upon tenant turnover, whichever is earlier. An inspection upon tenant turnover is not required if the owner has a valid lead-safe certificate. Lead-safe certificates are valid for two years. If the lead-safe certificate has expired, and there will be a tenant turnover, an inspection will be necessary before the three-year inspection.
In all scenarios, the next inspection should be scheduled three years from the date of issuance of the most recent valid lead-safe certification.
The following dwellings are exempt:
Dwellings with a valid lead-safe certificate issued pursuant to this law, P.L.2021, c.182. Lead-safe certificates are valid for two years from the date of issuance.