(420 ILCS 46/10)
Radon testing and disclosure.
(a) Except as excluded by Section 20 of this Act, the seller shall provide to the buyer of any interest in residential real property the IEMA pamphlet entitled "Radon Testing Guidelines for Real Estate Transactions" (or an equivalent pamphlet approved for use by IEMA) and the Illinois Disclosure of Information on Radon Hazards, which is set forth in subsection (b) of this Section, stating that the property may present the potential for exposure to radon before the buyer is obligated under any contract to purchase residential real property. Nothing in this Section is intended to or shall be construed to imply an obligation on the seller to conduct any radon testing or mitigation activities.
(b) The following shall be the form of Disclosure of Information on Radon Hazards to be provided to a buyer of residential real property as required by this Section:
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ON RADON HAZARDS
(For Residential Real Property Sales or Purchases)
Radon Warning Statement
Every buyer of any interest in residential real property is notified that the property may present exposure to dangerous levels of indoor radon gas that may place the occupants at risk of developing radon-induced lung cancer. Radon, a Class-A human carcinogen, is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause overall. The seller of any interest in residential real property is required to provide the buyer with any information on radon test results of the dwelling showing elevated levels of radon in the seller's possession.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) strongly recommends ALL homebuyers have an indoor radon test performed prior to purchase or taking occupancy, and mitigated if elevated levels are found. Elevated radon concentrations can easily be reduced by a qualified, licensed radon mitigator.
Seller's Disclosure (initial each of the following which applies)
(a).......... Elevated radon concentrations (above EPA or IEMA recommended Radon Action Level) are known to be present within the dwelling. (Explain)
(b).......... Seller has provided the purchaser with the most current records and reports pertaining to elevated radon concentrations within the dwelling.
(c).......... Seller either has no knowledge of elevated radon concentrations in the dwelling or prior elevated radon concentrations have been mitigated or remediated.
(d).......... Seller has no records or reports pertaining to elevated radon concentrations within the dwelling.
Purchaser's Acknowledgment (initial each of the following which applies)
(e).......... Purchaser has received copies of all information listed above.
(f).......... Purchaser has received the IEMA approved Radon Disclosure Pamphlet.
Agent's Acknowledgment (initial) (if applicable)
(g).......... Agent has informed the seller of the seller's obligations under Illinois law.
Certification of Accuracy
The following parties have reviewed the information above and each party certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge, that the information he or she provided is true and accurate.
(c) If any of the disclosures required by this Section occurs after the buyer has made an offer to purchase the residential real property, the seller shall complete the required disclosure activities prior to accepting the buyer's offer and allow the buyer an opportunity to review the information and possibly amend the offer.
(Source: P.A. 96-278, eff. 8-11-09; 97-981, eff. 1-1-13.)