Meth contamination — what landlords need to know
Meth contaminated properties have popped up a lot in the media over the last few years and, in June 2017, a new national standard came in to provide guidance on the testing and clean-up of methamphetamine in houses. Standards New Zealand manager Carmen Mak said it would make houses where meth had been found safer. “Application of the standard will provide assurance that activities such as screening, sampling, testing, assessing, and decontamination of contaminated properties, and disposal of their contents, are carried out in accordance with good practice.” For landlords, meth contamination is a huge concern. On one side you want to keep your tenants safe and on the other you need to make sure you don’t find yourself with a contaminated house or unable to claim on your insurance. By following the new standard and operating with best practice, landlords can minimise the risk. Keep reading to find out more.