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Radon Disclosure Law Explained

Approved by the Delaware Real Estate Commission on August 9, 2007, a radon disclosure is now required for residential real estate transactions in the State of Delaware. What is radon? It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas occurring naturally in many basements throughout the United States. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and is a known human carcinogen.

Since nearly 1 out of every 12 homes in Delaware has some level of radon, a radon disclosure and subsequent test are important aspects of a home inspection. Under the new Radon Disclosure law, sellers must now provide potential buyers with information and results from radon tests previously performed on the home and disclose any information about known radon hazards in the property.

The Radon Disclosure form is fairly simple - not unlike the Lead Based Paint Disclosure in effect for many years. The form must be filled out by the seller (not by the agent) and it must be disclosed in good faith. Potential buyers and their agents should carefully review the disclosure and have any questions about the disclosures answered before committing to a binding real estate contract.

To download a copy of the Radon Disclosure form, click here. Please contact our office at 302-225-3350 if you have any questions about this information.