Effective: October 1, 2016
Requires sellers in the county to test their homes for radon or permit the buyer to test the home at the point of sale. Law applies to owners of single family homes that are not part of a condominium or cooperative community. Amendments were passed including exemption from the requirement based on the Maryland Residential Property Disclosure and Disclaimer Statement e.g., sellers in a foreclosure sale, transfer of property in an estate or to a buyer planning to demolish the home. The new requirements could be met by following the directions of a consumer friendly radon test kit (baseline kits start at around $25, with more sophisticated kits at higher prices) and disclosing the results. There are no remediation requirements.
MCDEP advised GCAAR they will utilize the list of devices on the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists/National Radon Proficiency Program website here. MCDEP has stated not all of the accepted devices appear on the list. If you have questions about whether the device you are using is approved or any other questions about the new radon law, we encourage you to call MCDEP at 240.777.0311.