If my landlord has not provided me with information on how to protect my family from lead based paint, can I break the lease?

I was also not provided with information regarding how or where the security deposit will be kept.

Asked on November 30, 2015 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

G.J., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Did your landlord inform you that there was lead paint in the dwelling? Your landlord should have had you sign EPA disclosure forms acknowledging that he has informed you about the lead paint and given you a EPA pamphlet. If your landlord has not, then you will be allowed to break your lease. Regarding the deposit, he does not have to give you the information unless you ask for it. Once you request the information, he must provide you with the name of the bank and the account number.


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