Busting some myths about meth contaminated properties

What is the issue for landlords?

Few would argue there is an illicit drug problem across our nation

Claim: Any use (including smoking) of meth in a rental means the property is ‘contaminated’

Claim: Meth drug labs (clan labs) are the main source of contamination

Claim: Meth residue in a home can be a health hazard

Claim: Rentals should be checked for meth contamination

Claim: Landlords and property managers can be held liable for tenant health problems

Claim: Insurers won’t cover the cost of meth contamination clean-ups

  • unusual chemical smells that are not normally present in the area
  • numerous chemical containers (labelled solvent, acid, flammable) stored or stock piled
  • stained glass equipment and cookware
  • plastic or glass containers fitted with glass or rubber tubing
  • numerous cold tablet packages lying around or in the rubbish
  • portable gas tanks or other cylinders not normally seen or used in the area
  • chemical stains around household kitchen sink, laundry, toilet or stormwater drains
  • yellow/brown staining of interior floor, wall, ceiling and appliance surfaces.
  • light bulbs being removed (to avoid the risk of a spark causing an explosion)
  • smoke detectors being disabled
  • false walls being erected
  • curtains always being drawn or windows blacked out.

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