Because of the danger associated with exposure to lead-based paint, Buyers of homes built prior to 1978 are required to sign a “Lead Disclosure” form before signing the sale contract.   Sellers are required to disclose the presence of any known lead-based paint in the home, and Buyers and Renters must be given an EPA pamphlet-”Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home“ regarding lead-based paint.  When a Real Estate Agent lists a pre-1978 house for sale, it becomes the responsibility of the Agent to make certain Sellers comply with the law.

Lead Based Paint pamphlet