What you can do to reduce the risk of a property you buy being a former meth lab
The consequences associated with buying a meth contaminated property have such grave consequences, we believe it is just like the ‘leaky building’ issues, and the risk of the severe consequences needs careful consideration when buying property. ALWAYS include a Toxicology Report as per of the Sale and Purchase Agreement
There are several more practical things which can be done to reduce the risk that the home you buy and your investment in property is not undermined by meth contamination. These include: - Determine if the property has been a rental property – if it has, the risk has increased. - Ask the vendor/real estate agent about the history of the property - Specifically ask about meth / P / Ice - Get IANZ Accredited Meth Xpert NZ to do Meth Testing: our Meth sampling process will give you the peace of mind you and your family need. - Often it is only after people have moved in that their new neighbours come over and begin to provide details about the unsavoury history of a property. - Go ask the neighbours about the history of the property - Ask “What were the tenants like? What about the tenants before the last ones? How often did they have parties?” - You will also have the added advantage of getting a sense as to whether you can live with these neighbours.
Click to learn more about what test to use if you suspect your house has meth contamination using the Meth Xpert Assessment 5 Steps