Friday, April 26, 2013

New Radon Testing Requirements for Maine Landlords

Dear Landlords:

I would like to bring to your attention some new legislation that goes in effect early spring of 2014 that will affect you, your properties and perhaps your bottom line.

Effective March 1, 2014 landlords must test and  disclose radon levels for rentals in Maine apartments, condos and single family homes. The law reads as follows:

By March 1, 2014 and every 10 years thereafter, a landlord or other person who on behalf of a landlord enters into a lease or tenancy at will agreement for a residential building shall have the air of the residential building tested for the presence of radon. A test required to be performed under this section must be conducted by a person registered with the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to Title 22, chapter 165.

What does this mean to Maine Landlords? Good advice is to start the process sooner rather than later. It would be reasonable to expect that the longer one waits to the effective start date of this law, the more difficult it will be to not only secure the testing, but should mitigation be needed, valuable revenue could be lost.

Below is the link to the Maine.Gov website which will supply more detailed information including a link to the required disclosure.

Maine Rental Housing Radon Testing Law

Finally, here is the link to the Maine Radon Homepage which contains links to both Testing and Mitgation contractors and companies:

Maine Radon Homepage

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Best, Gary Lamberth

Gary Lamberth
Residential Leasing Specialist

RE/MAX By The Bay
The Common at 88 Middle St
Portland, ME 04101 

Cell: 207-233-0387

Direct: 207-553-7353
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