Originally Posted By: rbracklow
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Well, In my never ending quest to let everyone know about MOLD, here is an article from HUD!!
I thought this very important info for your members who are against mold sampling...it is now required to do an actual sample, not an visible inspection, PRIOR to closing escrow on residential real property. Please read below:
On Monday, HUD released a "Radon Gas and Mold Notice and Release Agreement".
The Department is "requiring that the attached agreement be included with
all sales contracts to ensure that all purchasers are aware that radon gas
and mold may cause health problems." In bold, capitalized, and underlined
letters, the Release Agreement states that "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." The stated
purposes of the Release Agreement is to 1) provide "important information to
potential purchasers of HUD-acquired single family properties that radon gas
and some molds have the potential to cause serious health problems", and 2)
mitigate "potential liability to the Department and to HUD's management and
marketing (M&M) contractors". Hmmm, no mention of where to go for
information (e.g., the EPA website), so which do think they are really
To view these documents, go to www.hudclips.org/cgi/index_cliphome.cgi,
click on "2004 Housing Notices", then "Radon Gas and Mold Notice and Release
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