In recent times in the United States there has been more and more reports of elevated Radon levels in houses. Radon is a gas that is emitted from the radioactive material Radium, which is generally seen in the soil. This radon enters the houses like smoke and could be one of the leading causes of cancer. It cannot be seen or smelled.
The United States has Radon offices in every state /area. If you have to test your house for radon levels, all one has to do is get in touch with the radon offices for a complete radon inspection. The radon inspection could be done with a long term test or with two short term tests. If the radon tests reveal that your radon level is 4 or more pci/L then your house needs to be fixed. The acceptable levels are 2 pci/l or less.
A short term device could be a charcoal canister which is passive device that needs to be left in your house between 2 to 90 days. There are qualified labs that do these tests and could cost you lesser than ten dollars. The long term tests use alpha truck detectors and need to be left in your house for more than 90 days.
Before you buy, sell or move into a new house ensure that the house is radon inspected. The inspection results have to be a recently updated else you should call for another test to save yourselves from radon exposure and ultimately from lung cancer.
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Within 14 days of the date of the Residential Sales Contract, Buyer, at Buyer’s expense, may cause the premises to be inspected by a professional inspector qualified in the area of radon testing for the purpose of determining the existence of radon in the subject premises. Notice of the results of the radon test shall be given to Seller within the 14-day period. IF BUYER DOES NOT SERVE SUCH WRITTEN NOTICE ON SELLER WITHIN THE TIME SPECIFIED, THIS CONTINGENCY SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN WAIVED BY BUYER.
In the event that the level of picocuries per liter is less than 4,* as determined by Buyer’s initial test or by a Seller’s retest of the premises, then this condition shall be deemed to be satisfied. In the event that the report issued by Buyer’s inspector reveals the level of radon in the subject premises to be greater than 20* picocuries per liter, then this Contract shall be null and void and the earnest money returned to the Buyer.
[*The levels of acceptable picocuries reflect the recommendations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.]
If the level of picocuries per liter is greater than 4 but less than 20, Seller shall have the option to remedy and retest the subject premises at Seller’s expense. Seller shall give notice to Buyer no later than 30 days after the date of the Contract indicating whether the Seller has been able to reduce the level of radon to less than 4 picocuries per liter. If Seller has not been able to reduce the level to less than 4 picocuries per liter, Buyer may rescind this Contract by giving Seller written notice within 40 days after the date of this Contract. IF BUYER DOES NOT SERVE SUCH WRITTEN NOTICE ON SELLER WITHIN THE TIME SPECIFIED, THIS CONTINGENCY SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN WAIVED BY BUYER.
The earnest money shall be returned to Buyer upon recission of the Contract by the Buyer as provided for herein.
Any inconsistency between this paragraph and other provisions in this Contract shall be resolved in favor of this paragraph.
- ADDITIONAL PRICE FUEL REMAINING ON PREMISES
- Broker’s receipt
- Contract Between Seller Holding Legal Title and Third Person
- Deferred Exchange with Intermediary – Exchange Agreement
- Final Statement on Real Property Sale by Broker (Type 1)
- INCLUSION PERSONAL PROPERTY INVENTORY
- Missouri Form
- Notice Of Unsatisfactory Conditions Upon Inspection
- PURCHASE BID APPROVAL OF BUYER PLANS
- REFERENCE TO IMPROVEMENTS