Drug use and manufacture can contaminate homes
Drug use and manufacture can result in significant chemical contamination on surfaces within properties. Drug testing houses is the only way to know if contamination is present.
These residues can remain on surfaces for a long time.
It’s not just illicit substances, indoor tobacco smoking, which is prohibited in many rental agreements, can also cause nicotine and other contaminants to deposit onto surfaces within homes.
Many people use drugs
What does this mean for me?
Living in a house contaminated with drug residues may result in clinically observable health effects.
Drug impacted homes can result in significant and unexpected financial costs. On average, a 3-4 bedroom property costs approximately $9,000 - $20,000 to remediate.
Landlords who provide contaminated and unsafe homes may be breaching the law. Occupants who suffer health effects may also initiate legal claims.