Radon Gas and Mold Notice and Release Agreement Form 9548 Required from U.S. Department of Housing
HUD Encourages Inspection for Radon and Mold Before Property Closings. Have your property inspected before offering it for sale .
On May 28, 2004, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released a “Radon Gas and Mold Notice and Release Agreement”. This release agreement, required for HUD home sales, must be attached to all sales contracts to make certain that all purchasers know that radon gas and mold may cause health problems. HUD is encouraging homebuyers to have the property inspected for mold and radon prior to purchase. Orignal HUD letter in Adobe PDF or MS Word
Radon Gas and Mold Notice U.S. Department of Housing
and Release Agreement and Urban Development
Office of Housing
Federal Housing Commissioner
Property Case #:
PURCHASERS ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED AND UNDERSTAND THAT RADON GAS AND SOME MOLDS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS.
Purchaser acknowledges and accepts that the HUD-owned property described above (the “Property”) is being offered for sale “AS IS” with no representations as to the condition of the Property. The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, his/her officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns (the “Seller”) and [insert name of M & M Contractor], an independent management and marketing contractor (“M & M Contractor”) to the Seller, have no knowledge of radon or mold in, on, or around the Property other than what may have already been described on the web site of the Seller or M & M Contractor or otherwise made available to Purchaser by the Seller or M & M Contractor.
Radon is an invisible and odorless gaseous radioactive element. Mold is a general term for visible growth of fungus, whether it is visible directly or is visible when barriers, such as building components (for example, walls) or furnishings (for example, carpets), are removed.
Purchaser represents and warrants that Purchaser has not relied on the accuracy or completeness of any representations that have been made by the Seller and/or M & M Contractor as to the presence of radon or mold and that the Purchaser has not relied on the Seller’s or M & M Contractor’s failure to provide information regarding the presence or effects of any radon or mold found on the Property.
Real Estate Brokers and Agents are not generally qualified to advise purchasers on radon or mold treatment or its health and safety risks. PURCHASERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO OBTAIN THE SERVICES OF A QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL TO CONDUCT INSPECTIONS AND TESTS REGARDING RADON AND MOLD PRIOR TO CLOSING. Purchasers are hereby notified and agree that they are solely responsible for any required remediation and/or resulting damages, including, but not limited to, any effects on health, due to radon or mold in, on or around the property.
In consideration of the sale of the Property to the undersigned Purchaser, Purchaser does hereby release, indemnify, hold harmless and forever discharge the Seller, as owner of the Property and separately, M & M Contractor, as the independent contractor responsible for maintaining and marketing the Property, and its officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns, from any and all claims, liabilities, or causes of action of any kind that the Purchaser may now have or at any time in the future may have against the Seller and/or M & M Contractor resulting from the presence of radon or mold in, on or around the Property.
Purchaser has been given the opportunity to review this Release Agreement with Purchaser’s attorney or other representatives of Purchaser’s choosing, and hereby acknowledges reading and understanding this Release. Purchaser also understands that the promises, representations and warranties made by Purchaser in this Release are a material inducement for Seller entering into the contract to sell the Property to Purchaser.
Dated this ____ day of ____________, 20__.
Purchaser’s Signature Purchaser’s Signature
Purchaser’s Printed Name Purchaser’s Printed Name
Form HUD-9548-E (6/2004)