For properties constructed before 1978, there is a possibility that paint on the interior or exterior of the building may contain lead. Lead-based paint (LBP) is paint or another surface coating that contains lead equal to or exceeding federal regulatory levels, currently 1.0 milligrams per square centimeter or 0.5 percent by weight. Deteriorated paint or surface coatings found in homes built before 1978 are LBP hazards if the paint is LBP. For this standard, if the property profile states that the property was constructed pre-1978, it is assumed that all painted structures were built pre-1978.
On the interior of the building (units and all common areas), any peeling paint should be assumed to have possible lead-based paint hazards.
- For large Outside surfaces:
- Look at painted exterior surface areas, including siding, fascia, soffit, trim, patios or decks, fencing, and any other large painted surfaces outside the building. Examine these areas for peeling or deteriorated paint, damage to the surface, such as holes that expose paint layers, and friction on painted surfaces.
- For large surfaces in the unit or inside (e.g., walls, ceilings, and floors):
- Evaluate the approximate length and width of the damage or deterioration. Determine the total area, per room, of the peeling or deteriorated paint.
- For small components in the unit or inside (e.g., windowsills, window trough, trim):
- Check painted surfaces subject to friction (e.g., painted steps, doors that rub on the jamb, wood window sashes) or impact (e.g., doorknobs that bang on walls) for wear. If wear is visible, include the worn area in the total deteriorated area.
For HUD REAC Properties, the owner/agent will be able to provide evidence of (a) no children under the age of six present, (b) detailed risk assessement documentation/paint testing.
In the absence of a lead-based paint inspection, risk assessment, or paint testing as described at 24 CFR 35.1320(a) and (b), the POA shall presume that all painted surfaces contain lead-based paint in accordance with 24 CFR 35.120.
|Def#||Deficiency||Severity||Repair Due||HCV Rating|
|1||On a small interior surface on a pre-1978 building, MORE than 10% of component is affected||Severe||30 Days||Fail|
|1||On a small interior surface on a pre-1978 building, LESS than 10% of the component is affected.||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|2||On a large interior surface on a pre-1978 building, MORE than 2 S.F. of paint has deteriorated||Severe||24 Hours**||Fail|
|2||On a large interior surface on a pre-1978 building, LESS than 2 S.F. of paint has deteriorated||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|3||On an exterior wall of a pre-1978 building, Deteriorated paint is less than or equal to 20 square feet||Moderate||30 Days||Fail|
|4||On exterior wall a pre-1978 building, Deteriorated paint is MORE than 20 square feet||Severe||24 Hours**||Fail|
**PBV/HCV Correction Timeframe for this Deficiency is 30 Days