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    • Braboor
    • By Braboor 18th Jun 17, 4:54 PM
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    Radon Tests & Remedial Work
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    • 18th Jun 17, 4:54 PM
    Radon Tests & Remedial Work 18th Jun 17 at 4:54 PM
    I am in the process of buying a house. The owner has submitted Radon Test results, dated Aug 2015, along with their legal paperwork.

    Despite them saying there was a test & no remedial work was required, on the questionnaire, the certificate says otherwise. It states 200Bq/m³ is the Action level & 100Bq/m³ is the Target Level. The test result was 220Bq/m³.

    The ground floors are solid concrete.

    I would like to proceed with the purchase but feel they should fix this issue. Is there any formal procedure to arrange this? Having read up on this, it may require two radon sumps at £800-3000 each...!
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 18th Jun 17, 5:42 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 5:42 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 5:42 PM
    I wonder how many neighbours to this house have radon sumps. This will be the first thought your seller has..... before seeking another buyer. They'll not want the disruption or the expense of building a sump and solving a 'problem,' which has never existed from their point of view.

    In any event, if you want the work done well, it would be far better to arrange it yourself with a company you trust.

    You could look for a reduction in the light of this, but 20Bq/m³ above national guidelines is marginal and most people will probably see it as fairly irrelevant, whatever you think.

    Sorry.
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    • Braboor
    • By Braboor 18th Jun 17, 7:22 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 7:22 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 7:22 PM
    I guess my concern is exaggerated as they have also had a lot of building work done without Building Regulation Approval...
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