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  QUESTION: Testing for lead in paint - rental properties - QLD, 16 Nov 2005, Queensland Australia

In a rented house, whose responsibility is it to test for lead in paint? After having the house washed, the paint on the metal balcony railings is flaking off severely. If lead is found, is the landlord obligated to remove lead paint and re-paint? I'm worried about our children and our dog who spends his days out on the balcony when I'm at work.

ANSWER: 19 Nov 2005

Dear Madam,

We have an answer available, that is based on NSW legislation. However, we are unsure whether this answer requires any changes for QLD.

You should find the answer to your question in the Renting And Lead -Tenants Rights Fact sheet, which is available at (www.lead.org.au/fs/fs19.html and  Asbestos and lead

Also see: Tenants’ Union of Queensland – Tenancy Facts Repairs and Maintenance 

And Working with lead-based paint Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Contact the:
Tenants' Union of Queensland
28 Robertson Street
Fortitude Valley 4006

Statewide Tenancy Advice Phone: 1300 744 263
Advice Hours: 9am – 4pm Mon, Thurs, Fri & 9am – 7pm Tues & Wed

Tenants from Fraser Coast & North Qld areas calling during the listed hours of those services (below) will be put through to that office.

Admin Phone: (07) 3257 1411
Fax: (07) 3257 1135
Email: [email protected] * tenancy advice is not available via email

 NQ OFFICE
Co-ordinator: Sally Watson

Location
Tenants’ Union of Queensland
208 McLeod Street
Cairns 4870

Tenancy Advice Hours:  Tues & Thurs 2pm – 5pm
Admin Phone: (07) 4031 4409
Fax: (07) 4031 3248
Email: [email protected] * tenancy advice is not available via email

FRASER COAST OFFICE
Co-ordinator: Ros Connor

Location
Tenants’ Union Fraser Coast
Office 5, 16 Torquay Road
Pialba 4655

Tenancy Advice Hours:  Mon – Fri 9am – 1pm
Admin Phone: (07) 4124 1523
Fax: (07) 4124 5501
Email: [email protected] * tenancy advice is not available via email

Yours Sincerely
Nathan Jacobs

Updated 2012

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