Illinois Radon Awareness Act

Home Inspector with Pro Home Radon Measurements

Illinois Radon Awareness Act 

Effective Jan 1, 2008 Illinois will require all Sellers to provide their Buyers with a completed Radon Disclosure form stating that the property they are buying may present exposure to dangerous levels of radon gas and that this may place occupants at risk of developing lung cancer. The disclosure goes on to state that radon gas is the #2 cause of lung cancer second only to smoking. In addition to the disclosure Sellers will also be required to provide their buyers a document entitiles "Testing Guidelines for Real Estate Transactions".

While the new law does not require radon testing nor the subsequent mitigation you can be fairly confident that the awareness of radon and the dangers of elevated radon levels after the new law takes effect will be on the minds of everyone involved in a real estate transaction.  This, in turn, will increase the number of radon measurements performed after the start of the new year.

Comments (4)

Dave Cheatham
INC Financial - Bartlett, IL
Do you know who will test for this and the cost?
Dec 04, 2007 03:55 AM
Eric Williams
Pro Home Radon Measurements - Wheaton, IL
Typically the buyer will pay for the testing of radon for the house they are in the process of buying.  I charge $160 for a radon measurement regardless of how may radon monitors it takes.
Dec 07, 2007 01:45 AM
Rick Sergison
EXP Realty of Canada Inc., Brokerage - Pickering, ON
Durham Region Real Estate Blog

Welcome to Active rain. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have and I wish you great success in 2008!

Best Regards from Charlottesville

Dec 24, 2007 03:47 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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