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Am I required to resolve any radon problems before putting my home on the market?

Always
13%
In most cases
5%
In some cases
29%
Never
38%
Not sure
11%
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Question: Am I required to resolve any radon problems before putting my home on the market?
Top Answer (38% of 101 votes): Never.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depends if the buyer wants you to fix it. You do have to disclose it though.
Worsley Inspections LLC
Answer: Never
Explanation: In California properties are sold "As IS" A buyer may however ask for this to be done as part of the purchase consideration.
KF Home Sales @ Quality First Real Estate Group
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: if known, it should be disclosed
Huskey Home Inspection, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: It depends on whether or not you are aware of any problems. In any event it would be advisable to tell the prospective buyer if there is evidence of a level over 4 picocuries.
Contractors Corp.
Answer: Always
Explanation: If you are aware of radon then yes, by all means, install an abatement system and take care of it.
John L. Scott - Lacey
Answer: Never
Explanation: Currently no requirements exist to force you to resolve radon issues. The systems are not that expensive, so I would recommend having the system installed prior to selling your home to avoid complications.
Best Choice Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: In the state of Ohio this is not required prior to the sale of a home.
Look First Homes, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depends on negotiations of the real estate transaction. Talk to your Realtor.
Riverbend Property Inspections LLC
Answer: Never
Explanation: Not in my area
Polley Real Estate Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: But it would certainly be a good idea. Otherwise, expect the buyers to make lower offers to compensate. If you know, you must disclose.
RE/MAX Realty Group
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: it depends on what the buyer wants
Your Husband & Wife Real Estate Team with Charles Rutenberg Realty
Answer: Never
Explanation: Only if the request is submitted in the remedy to close.
Master Building Inspectors
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes, if you have had your home tested and you are positive for Radon gas, it must be mitigated and corrected. If you test positive for Radon, you need to correct the problem is a toxic gas can kill you
Myra Strickland Real Estate at KW
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is best to resolve the issue and install a radon mitigation system once the radon has been detected. It is a reasonably priced project. Not doing so, the radon must be disclosed, and if no resolution the property may become stigmatized.
RE/MAX Results
Answer: Never
Explanation: No, if there is a Radon issue, the buyer can request some remedy; you can say yes or no; in which case they can choose to purchase another home.
Rodeo Realty
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: This depends on disclosure & agreement with the buyer in most cases.
Home Inspection Solutions
Answer: Never
Explanation: Sellers are not required to test or inspect anything before listing the house.
J. Michael Simon, LLC
Answer: Never
Explanation: You are required to disclose any knowledge you have of defects to the property as the owner.
Rightway Residential Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: If testing is done and high levels are found, the testing company should recommend a second test and or mitigation depending on the results of the first test. 1 in 15 homes have levels above the EPA standard.
ABC Home Inspections LLC
Answer: Always
Explanation: This is important for the sale of the house.
Your Home Property Consultants
Answer: Never
Explanation: It is up to the homeowner to resolve the problem.
Spire Home Inspection
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: N/A
Saunders & Associates
Answer: Never
Explanation: If there is a known radon issue, that is different if radon concentration is not known.
Keller Williams Realty
Answer: Never
Explanation: Current radon regulations in Iowa do not apply to the buying and selling of homes and mitigation.
Corley Home Inspections, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Some States have different regulations.
ATM Home Inspection
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes, if you had a radon test and it was found to have high levels, then yes, as home seller you should take care of this
JKM Home Inspections
Answer: Never
Explanation: The known presence of radon is a defect that should be disclosed. The owner is not compelled to remediate the situation.
Certipro Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Most homes have radon. When a prospective buyer has the home inspection done, they can add a radon inspection. At that time the buyer can ask the seller to resolve the problem in the offer or they can choose to resolve it themselves.
Coldwell Banker
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Defer to local law.
Legacy Home Inspection & Appraisal LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: This may be changing in the future.
Inspect-A-Home,inc
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: You will have to disclose the radon measurement or the buyer may do their own. In any case, it would be in your best interest to resolve the issue for the sake of the new homeowners. And please have a radon test done on your new home.
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