Tenants Radon Protection Act
Summary: Effective January 1, 2012,
Provides that before a lease is signed, a landlord shall provide to each tenant in a dwelling unit, on or below the third floor, any records or reports pertaining to radon concentrations within the dwelling unit that present a radon hazard. Provides that before a lease is signed, a landlord shall furnish each prospective tenant with an Illinois Emergency Management Agency radon guide for tenants, a prescribed form of disclosure of information on radon hazards, and any test results. Provides that a landlord has up to 30 days to obtain a radon test after receipt of a tenant's notification of a test revealing radon. Provides that a measurement by a radon contractor is valid for 5 years. Provides that nothing implies an obligation on a landlord or a tenant to conduct any radon testing.
In Real Estate Transactions
The majority of residential real estate sales will have a new separate disclosure document for radon. This disclosure requires:
Read the full text of the Illinois Radon Awareness Act here.Two (pdf) versions of the IEMA Disclosure Pamphlet are here: Pamphlet or Sheet
If you received a disclosure, but you are unsure how to evaluate the information provided, please see our Radon Disclosure Assessment.
Illinois regulates the radon industry. This guarantees our consumers the highest quality control protections.
In Illinois, anyone providing radon measurement services (paid or unpaid) must be licensed by the state.
We sincerely appreciate any effort on your behalf to help us keep our industry standards as high as possible. If you are concerned about a radon measurement or mitigation, please don't hesitate to call the state radon program for guidance at 217-782-1325 or to file a non-conformance report.