January is National Radon month! Has your home, your friends’ homes or your family members’ homes been recently tested for radon? If you have a radon system in your home, has it been recently tested to make sure it work? The EPA estimates that as many as one in 15 homes across the US have elevated radon level! Last summer I took action and tested my home for radon. Fortunately, the radon level was very low.
Currently, in Montgomery County, MD. home sellers are supposed to provide the results of a radon test within 1 year of going to market. This applies to single family homes and townhomes, with the exception those units that are part of a condominium regime or a cooperative housing corporation condominium units.
Here are other situations in which a Montgomery County, MD. home seller may be exempt from testing their home for radon:
foreclosures, a sheriff’s sale, tax sale, deed in lieu of foreclosure, a court appointed trustee sale, a transfer by a fiduciary in the course of the administration of a decedent’s estate, guardianship, conservatorship, or trust and a transfer of a home to be converted by the buyer into a use other than residential or to be demolished.
A number of sellers opt to not test for radon until they are on the market and that is fine as long as the buyers are provided with the results of the radon test before settlement. If a home seller gets an offer on their home which is contingent on a radon inspection and the seller accepts the offer, then the buyer would pay for the test and the seller would pay to install a radon system if the radon level comes in high.
Here is a link related to the radon law that was enacted.
Currently, home owners in other parts of Maryland and Washington, DC aren’t required to provide the results of radon tests when they go to market.
Below is a link pertaining ro radon in Washington, DC
You may be able to purchase radon tests online and/or at stores, however, because radon is a serious concern, I would suggest hiring someone licensed to test your home for radon. If you need to be referred to a radon tester and/or someone who tests existing radon systems, please reach out to me and I can provide you with the names of licensed radon specialists.
January is National Radon Month!
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