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Attorney General Settles Suit with Buffalo Apartments

Property violations including lead-based paint are focus of settlement

May 18, 2017 - 11:12 am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement with Buffalo landlords to fix lead-based paint hazards.

In a release by the attorney general's office, the Elmwood Anderson Apartments and the Lafayette-Barton Apartments had a history of property violations issued by the Erie County Department of Health and the City of Buffalo due to improper maintenance of interior surfaces and for "conditions conducive to lead poisoning". 

The settlement required the current property owners of the apartments to "address the the lead-based paint hazards in the building by following a detailed work plan that includes replacement of all windows, tight-fitting doors, cabinet drawers, floors, and other 'friction surfaces' that contain lead-based paint."

Anderson Apartments LLC owns the Elmwood Anderson Apartments, which has 33 units. Lafayette Barton Apartments LLC owns the 36-unit Lafayette Barton Apartments. 

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