Contaminated properties have little or no obvious signs of contamination whether that be from usage, storage or manufacture.
- Owner occupied properties can still be heavily contaminated. Amazingly enough in recent years we have found many scenarios where the home owner has contaminated their own property.
- The Tenancy Tribunal is still ruling to 1.50ug/100cm2. This means that should the property exceed this level it may be deemed uninhabitable for renting. (The recent report suggest lifting the level to 15ug/100cm2 but no official review of the standard has been completed).
- Should a tenant test the property and find it is over the 1.50ug/100cm2 level they can make an application against the landlord which could result in damages awarded to the tenant
- Real Estate agents are not required to disclose meth contamination unless the level exceeds 15ug/100cm2 or unless they are asked. Should the level of the property exceed 1.50ug/100cm2 and you choose to purchase the property as an investment this could stop you being able to rent the property lawfully.
- Re-sale, should you choose not to meth test now that does not mean when you go to sell the next potential purchaser won't either and we see regularly this can create large complications with the sale of a property.
- Due to the lack of clear research surrounding meth exposure we feel a conservative approach is always best when dealing with someones health and safety.