Should Buyers Test for Radon?

When representing buyers, agents should always have the buyers sign For Your Protection: Get a Home Inspection. This form is a HUD form, HUD-92564-CN, and addresses Inspections, Appraisals, & Radon.


The decision by buyers to ultimately do a Home Inspection, test for Radon, Meth, or any others they deem important, is solely up to them. It is our job as agents to provide the information they need to make these decisions. This form will protect you if they choose not to test and later try to blame it on their agent.

See section 8.1a of the REPC: (a) Due Diligence Items. Buyer’s Due Diligence shall consist of Buyer’s review and approval of the contents of the Seller Disclosures referenced in Section 7, and any other tests, evaluations and verifications of the Property deemed necessary or appropriate by Buyer, such as: the physical condition of the Property; the existence of any hazardous substances, environmental issues or geologic conditions; the square footage or acreage of the land and/or improvements; the condition of the roof, walls, and foundation; the condition of the plumbing, electrical, mechanical, heating and air conditioning systems and fixtures; the condition of all appliances; the costs and availability of homeowners’ insurance and flood insurance, if applicable; water source, availability and quality; the location of property lines; regulatory use restrictions or violations; fees for services such as HOA dues, municipal services, and utility costs; convicted sex offenders residing in proximity to the Property; and any other matters deemed material to Buyer in making a decision to purchase the Property. Unless otherwise provided in the REPC, all of Buyer’s Due Diligence shall be paid for by Buyer and shall be conducted by individuals or entities of Buyer’s choice. Seller agrees to cooperate with Buyer’s Due Diligence. Buyer agrees to pay for any damage to the Property resulting from any such inspections or tests during the Due Diligence.