Philadelphia Lead-based Paint Ordinance Litigation


In Philadelphia, residential landlords are required to test for lead paint if the rental was built prior to March, 1978, and there will be a child age six or younger living in the residence.  The landlord is required to give the tenant a certificate showing that the residence is either lead free or lead safe.  The tenant is to sign it and then the landlord must file it with the Philadelphia Department of Health.

Where the landlord does not comply with the law, the tenant may receive an abatement of rent, other damages and attorneys' fees.

If you believe you may have a claim under this ordinance, you may call us for a consultation.