75-3-606. Radon disclosure statement on real estate documents -- disclosure of prior radon testing -- immunity from liability. (1) A radon disclosure statement must be provided on at least one document, form, or application executed prior to or contemporaneously with an offer for the purchase and sale of inhabitable real property. The seller or seller's agent shall provide the following disclosure statement to the buyer, and the buyer shall acknowledge receipt of this disclosure statement by signing a copy of the disclosure statement:
"RADON GAS: RADON IS A NATURALLY OCCURRING RADIOACTIVE GAS THAT, WHEN IT HAS ACCUMULATED IN A BUILDING IN SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES, MAY PRESENT HEALTH RISKS TO PERSONS WHO ARE EXPOSED TO IT OVER TIME. LEVELS OF RADON THAT EXCEED FEDERAL GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN FOUND IN BUILDINGS IN MONTANA. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING RADON AND RADON TESTING MAY BE OBTAINED FROM YOUR COUNTY OR STATE PUBLIC HEALTH UNIT."
(2) Whenever a seller knows that a building has been tested for radon gas and radon progeny, the seller shall provide to the buyer, prior to or upon entry into a contract for the purchase of that building, a copy of the results of that test and evidence of any subsequent mitigation or treatment. A prospective buyer who contracts for the testing may receive the results of that testing. The furnishing of test results and evidence of mitigation or treatment is not to be construed as a promise, warranty, or representation of any sort by the seller or the seller's agent that the test results are accurate or that the mitigation or treatment is effective. This section does not create a contingency on the purchase of the property or any right to rescind a contract for purchase unless the contingency or right to rescind is an express term of the applicable contract.
(3) A seller or seller's agent who complies with subsections (1) and (2) is not liable in any action based on the presence of radon gas or radon progeny in the building.
History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 527, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 185, L. 1995.