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California law requires that a landlord repair any lead-based hazards in the property. If the landlord refuses to do so, the tenant can file a complaint with the Los Angeles County Environmental Health division. In addition, the tenant may either, repair the issue and deduct the cost from the rent, withhold rent until the repairs are made or terminate the lease and move out.
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There are professional companies that come and conduct the testing so that you have documentation that there is no lead.
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