The Issue of Meth Contamination in Properties

It is strongly recommended that you test for meth residue in your property as soon as your tenant leaves or even before, so in case the results reveals positive it will be much harder for them to get out of the problem

Without meth testing, you will also be putting your new tenant at risk before they move in. If a tenant moves into a property where Methamphetamine contamination levels are dangerously high, it will be a breach to the RTA. If this happens, the tenant can lodge an application with the tenancy tribunal, pursuing the landlord for exemplary damages and return of rent.

Nowadays, tenants are ordering their own meth tests, wanting peace of mind if a landlord won’t do it for them.

Wait for the lab results to come back before allowing the tenant to move in. We have seen several situations where the property manager or owner were insistant there would be no meth issues with an outgoing tenant and allowed the new tenant to move in, before receiving positive results back.

If you haven’t got evidence that your property was clear of meth residue contamination before the tenant lived there, you won’t be able to prove to your insurance company or the Tenancy Tribunal that your tenant is liable. This as a result can put you on great financial risks, leading up to tens of thousands of dollars of charges. On the other side, if your tenant tests suspects the presence of meth residue and tests the property himself, they can easily put a case against you if they find out they have been living in a meth residue contaminated property.

When you’re investing in an expensive asset, you are investing in your future financial security, so it’s always best to test before you buy. Melbourne Crime Scene Cleaning can walk you through the different types of testing we do and give you peace of mind that you’re renting, leasing or managing an asset that won’t give you any unforeseen grief down the track.

Fortunately, there are effective and accessible ways to quickly test for meth residue today. Meth Testing Kits allow anyone to test for meth contamination levels and get almost instant results whether the test reveals positive or not. You can get Purchase Meth Testing Kits Online and get them delivered in a few days or pick up on the same day. If the test is positive, you will need a full remediation plan. Our team is available to help you go through the steps should you get positive results in your property.

Key takeaways:

  • Testing between tenancies sets up an audit trail to hold tenants accountable
  • Testing confirms the property is habitable to meet obligations of the RTA
  • Testing should be done as soon as possible after the tenant vacates
  • Results should be reviewed before the new tenant moves in

Do you suspect the neighbour property or your property to be a meth lab? Contact us and our friendly team will be able to provide you with directions. You can test for meth residue contamination in your property today with our instant meth testing kits purchasable online.