Real Estate Transactions

The Vermont Lead Law was passed in 1996 and updated in 2008 (18 VSA Chapter 38).  Effective July 1, 2008, new provisions of the law, 18 V.S.A. § 1767, require sellers to provide lead disclosure information and educational materials approved by the Vermont Department of Health during real estate transactions for all pre-1978 housing, whether owner occupied or rental.

Vermont Lead Law and Real Estate Transactions

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Seller Responsibilities: Pre-1978 Residential Rental Properties

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Seller Responsibilities: Pre-1978 Owner-occupied Single Family Homes (non-rental)

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Seller Responsibilities: Pre-1978 House that is Certified Lead-free

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Buyer Responsibilities: Pre-1978 Residential Rental Properties

For rental properties built before 1978, if the property is not in compliance with the Vermont Lead Law at the time of sale:

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