The City of Manchester, NH requires that all residential rental property within the City have a Certificate of Compliance in accordance with the regulations set forth in Chapter 150 Housing Code of the City of Manchester, Code of Ordinances.
Per section 150.069 on Lead Based Paint, "All interior and exterior surfaces of dwellings, dwelling units, and rooming units shall be free of loose or flaking paint. All newly applied paint must meet the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Standards as being safe in accordance with the provisions of the Board of Health Department. ('71 Code, § 13-69) (Ord. passed 4-15-80) Penalty, see § 150.999."
Please note that property owners should keep all painted surfaces intact, regardless of whether there is a known lead hazard on the property. If you personally plan to disturb possible lead-paint surfaces in your property through scraping, stripping or blasting, please review EPA RRP regulations first to ensure your renovations meet required standards.