Our Review of
EPA's Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
Buying a Home
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If you are buying a home that has not been tested for Radon, the EPA recommends you consider including provisions in the home purchase contrac, such as...
- Where the test will be located in the home
- What type of test to do
- Who will pay for the test
- How will results be delivered
- Deadline for delivery of results
- Buyer and seller should agree who will pay for any necessary Radon mitigation
These recommendations are especially important for Lake Tahoe area home buyers and sellers. Why? Because the Lake Tahoe area has high Radon levels in homes. Those high levels are explained elsewhere in the guide.
We feel that, since all of these recommendations are very important, we would not skip any of the EPA's points. However, what if the real estate market is super hot? What if you really want the property, especially a property in such a beautiful place as Lake Tahoe? What if there is bidding competition from other buyers? Nobody wants to kill the deal when it comes to the purchase process. But, you want a healthy home. The approach to demands you make on the homeowner regarding Radon testing is just one of the many choices you will have to make during your purchase. Something helpful in this case may be if you are buying in a state or county that mandates a format for dealing with Radon disclosure, or if your state requires Radon testing and mitigation for real estate transactions. Of course, we aren't lawyers and aren't giving legal advice, and the EPA Guide doesn't consider these emotional or strategic aspects. It's just our opinion of how we might approach the issue.
This series is provided to inform about Radon at Lake Tahoe and beyond. On each page, you can view more by clicking on one of the navigation links below.
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