Some inspection companies are asking real estate licensees to be responsible for picking up a radon test, sealing it, and mailing it.
There are some inexperienced people who will do this, not understanding the liability it creates.
Other more experienced professionals are more aware of the liability that this creates for a person who handles the test, other than the inspector or the buyer.
Returning to the property to pick up the test seems to be too time consuming for some inspectors.
Causing an person to get involved in the test who is not the inspector or the buyer seems unprofessional to me.
Hearing from the company owner, "Your state MLS would probably advise against your handling the test from a liability point, but someone has to do it, and we aren't going to do it for free." I responded that other companies are willing to, and do, return to complete this as part of the service to their inspection clients. He said his company does, too, for a fee.
Do you take on this liability? What are the problems you see happening? Should the buyer take on the recovery of the test? If a fee is reasonable, how much should it be?
Heath Coker, Associate Broker
Robert Paul Properties
www.CapeGroup.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
508-274-5613 Licensed in MA
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