Radon and Renters

Renters have the right to live in healthy home, and shouldn't have to live with elevated radon. Our program explores the rights of renters, the duties of landlords, and paths forward for change.

We are providing free test to renters who work with housing advocates or public health officers. For more information contact healthyindoor@bclung.ca.

Public materials you can download include: 

Radon: A Guide for British Columbia Landlords, endorsed by Landlord BC

Radon: A Guide for British Columbia Renters, endorsed by the Tenants Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC). This has been updated to reflect issues around capital expenditures. 

Tenants can also use this template letter for requesting radon testing from a landlord.  

Landlords and tenants can both use our Checklist for Radon Testing, endorsed by Landlord BC, TRAC, and the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP)

We have researched landlord duties and renters rights concerning radon and prepared a short summary and in depth legal opinion on radon rights and duties.

A short document Radon and Local Governments: Maintenance Standards for Renters examines standards of maintenance bylaws across major British Columbia municipalities. We find most communities do not have maintenance standards that protect renters, and the ones that do have no provisions for radon.

Questions? Contact Dr. Noah Quastel at nquastel@bclung.ca or 778-709-4496. 


This work was generously supported by the Real Estate Foundation of BC, the Law Foundation of BC and the Vancouver Foundation.


Page Last Updated: 22/11/2022