I am trying to get a very rough idea of what it might cost to have
lead-based paint removed from a single family home.
Here's the story. I just bought an older home as an investment and I was
planning to rent it out. I obtained insurance through the same company that
has my homeowner's policy. Now, my insurance agent says the insurance
company wants me to provide a "lead-free certificate" because the home was
built before 1978. Apparently, there are new laws about this that didn't
exist when I bought properties in the past. So, now I am running around
trying to figure out exactly what the insurance company needs, who I can get
to do the lead testing, who issues the "lead-free certificate", etc.
Hopefully, I'll end up finding out that there is no lead paint and I can
easily get the "lead-free certificate" they say I need.
But, just in case, I'm trying to get an idea of how bad of a hit I could end
up taking on this. For example, what might it cost to have lead paint
removed from all of the trim inside this 3-story, 4-bedroom home? Is this
something that might cost a few thousand dollars, 10 thousand dollars, 20
Anybody have any experience with this that they can share?
P.S. The house is in New Jersey (Camden County).