Here in Massachusetts we have a lot of surviving historical homes. They are a wonderful connection to the past, but can unfortunately have danger lurking on the walls.

Now of course you can run into any number of issues inside the walls of older homes, but today we’re talking about lead paint. Any home built prior to 1978 when lead paint was banned could possibly have it, making it especially unsuitable for children.

Who is responsible for de-leading a property? Can a seller stop a potential buyer from getting an inspection? And how could you find out if you have lead without an inspection? Luckily, if a property has been tested for lead paint in the past, it will be marked in this public registry:…

Watch this week’s video to learn more about what lead paint means for landlords, sellers, buyers and renters.

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