will be here before you know it (stop laughing!), and
that means finally tackling that room you were planning
to paint. Or even the whole house.
Paint Quality Institute recently launched an interactive
new website at www.paintquality.com
thatís full of information you need to prepare for any
interior or exterior paint job.
instituteís Debbie Zimmer says the site has advice on
painting every conceivable surface, from concrete to
are articles on topics such as surface preparation, the
benefits of using sustainable paints, safety tips and
other expert guidance.
We recently put my motherís condo up for sale. We
received an offer, and during their inspection, radon
was found to be 7.3 picocuries per liter.
condo association feels mitigation is our
responsibility. We thought it would be the condo
associationís since we donít own the ground, and
thatís where the radon is. What do you think?
I thought this would be a tough one, but I located
Melissa M. Garcia, a lawyer with Hinman Sanchez in
Loveland, Colo., who wrote:
the association would not be responsible for mitigating
radon found inside the unit boundaries. The party
responsible for removing radon depends on where the
radon is found and who is required, under the
declaration, to maintain the area in which the radon is
condominium declarations require the owner to maintain
the unit, which would include the air space within the
unit boundaries. If, therefore, radon is found in the
airspace of the unit, the owner would be responsible for
mitigating it. On the other hand, if radon is found
inside the common elements such as the crawl space . . .
the association would be required to mitigate the radon
if it is in excess of acceptable levels.
associationís responsibility for mitigating radon
extends to the common elements only, unless the
declaration states otherwise, or the associationís own
negligence causes the need for radon mitigation."