Who pays for radon mitigation: buyer or seller?
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Like everything else in a real estate transaction, it’s a negotiation. Usually the seller pays for a mitigation system when a radon test comes back over 4.0 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/l), but sometimes the cost is split between buyer and seller, and occasionally the seller refuses to pay anything towards a mitigtion system.
But a seller that refuses to work out an arrangement for installing a radon mitigation system after the home tests over 4.0 pCi/l faces a new problem if the buyer walks away from the deal. Because a radon problem has been identified by testing and is a defect that negatively affects the value of the home, the radon test results must be disclosed to any future potential buyers. See our blog post How can not testing for radon be an expensive mistake for homebuyers? to learn more.
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