Lead paint is no longer used. However, that doesn’t mean it no longer causes problems. Especially in older rental units, lead paint can be prevalent. Even if it has been painted over, lead paint can still become exposed over time.
Inhaling or ingesting lead paint can be dangerous. Because of this, it is important to have lead paint taken care of by a professional. If you live in a rental unit, your landlord should notify you of the possibility of lead paint in apartment. They should also take steps to mitigate the risks of lead paint exposure.
Especially if you have young children, it is important to make sure your landlord takes care of lead paint issues. If you have requested repairs but those requests are being ignored, you may need to consult with a lawyer. At the Law Office of Paul Mankin, we work with clients in San Diego and Los Angeles who are exposed to lead paint in their rental unit.
It is difficult to remove lead paint. Because of this, many rentals still have lead paint on the walls. When our clients contact us regarding paint exposure, often it’s because they have young children. Kids are more susceptible to ingesting lead paint, which can cause health problems.
If there is lead paint peeling or cracking in your apartment, your landlord should take care of the problem. If they ignore your requests, we are here to help.