Radon in real estate
Information for the Home Buyer and Seller
Currently, there are no statewide regulations in Nevada that require radon testing or disclosure in a real estate transaction. However, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires purchasers of HUD-owned property to sign a Radon Gas and Mold Notice and Release Agreement and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) home buyers must sign Form HUD-92564-CN, “For Your Protection: Get a Home Inspection” which recommends all houses be tested for radon, especially during a home inspection. Also, many relocation companies now require radon testing as part of their requirements and/or disclosure of previous radon testing.
- Please view the EPA video, Breathing Easy – What Home Buyers and Sellers Should Know About Radon. This EPA Flash video is important for the real estate professional, home buyer and home seller to understand the radon health risk and how to approach it when buying or selling a home.
A video detailing Radon Testing and Real Estate
For More Information:
- EPA’s “Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon”
The information contained in this booklet will give the home buyer or seller a broad overview of issues surrounding radon, and allow individuals to make informed decisions regarding radon during a real estate transaction.
- HUD Radon Gas and Mold Notice and Release Agreement
- HUD 2004 Mortgagee letter
- HUD-92564-CN, For Your Protection: Get a Home Inspection
For additional assistance contact Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Radiological Health Section at 775-687-7550.
- Information for the home buyer
- Information for the home seller
- Information for the real estate professional
- Testing for real estate transactions
- Frequently asked questions for the real estate professional
Adapted with permission of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension from the Nevada Radon Education Program website.
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