Radon & Selling Your Home
What the Minnesota Radon Awareness Act Means To You
If you’re buying or selling a home in Minnesota, you now need to disclose if the home has been tested for radon, according to the MN Radon Awareness Act of 2014.
If the home has been tested the seller must disclose radon levels and the details of any radon mitigation, if applicable.
For those purchasing a home, be sure to look for the following information before signing a purchase agreement:
- Radon test disclosure form with records and description of any radon concentrations and steps to mitigate
- A “Radon Warning Statement” outlining the health risks of radon
- The two-page “Radon in Real Estate Transactions” publication
For more information on the MN Radon Awareness Act and how it may affect your home buying or selling transaction, contact your real estate agent or a real estate attorney.
More information on radon and real estate:
- Download a PDF of Radon in Real Estate Transactions
- Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) – Radon & Real Estate
- Radon Testing for Realtors & Inspectors
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Radon Warning Statement
“The Minnesota Department of Health strongly recommends that ALL homebuyers have an indoor radon test performed prior to purchase or taking occupancy, and recommends having the radon levels mitigated if elevated radon concentrations are found.
Elevated radon concentrations can easily be reduced by a qualified, certified or licensed radon mitigator, if applicable. Every buyer of any interest in residential property is notified that the property may present exposure to dangerous levels of indoor radon gas that may place the occupants at risk of developing radon-induced lung cancer.
Radon, a Class A human carcinogen, is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and the second leading cause overall. The seller of any interest in residential property is required to provide the buyer with any information on radon test results of the dwelling.”