Radon Revisions Effective January 1, 2013

In 2012, the Illinois state legislature made some changes to radon-related items that took effect on January 1, 2013.  Here are the basics:

1)  Licensed day care centers, licensed home day care facilities, and licensed group day care homes must be tested for radon at least once every three years.  The radon test report must be posted in the facility, and copies must be available to parents and guardians upon request.

2)  The Radon Disclosure form (given to buyers) has been changed.  Specifically, sellers are now required to give buyers the most current records of radon on the property, as opposed to “all available” records.  Attorneys, real estate agents, and sellers should take care to use the new form.