The problem of meth manufacturing and use in Australia grows every year. As well as destroying lives, it is devaluing homes. The best way for property owners to protect themselves from liability and financial loss is through meth residue screening conducted by a credible professional.
Four ways you can manage risk and add value
REGULAR SCREENING FOR RENTAL PROPERTIES
We recommend rental properties are screened regularly for meth residue. Not only does it ensure early detection, when remediation is less likely to be expensive, it also deters tenants from using or making meth on your property.
SCREENING BETWEEN TENANTS
There have been cases recently where tenants have sued landlords, because health problems led to discovery of meth residue in the homes they were renting. Screening for meth residue between tenancies ensures you are living up to your responsibility to provide a home that is fit for purpose.
Are you adding to your rental property portfolio or buying a home to live in? A pre-purchase meth residue screening can help to ensure you’re not buying a house or apartment with an invisible problem.
If you are selling a property in a suburb, town or rural area that is known for meth use or manufacturing, being able to advertise that your property is free of meth residue is an advantage.
When you own or are looking to buy residential property, knowledge is power. Building inspections can provide important information about the structural integrity and condition of a property, but they can’t detect meth residue. While a DIY meth residue test kit can give you an indication, only a professional screening provides the detailed information you need.