Drug use and manufacture can contaminate homes
Drug use and manufacture can result in significant chemical contamination on surfaces within properties.
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 result in the deposit of nicotine and other contaminants onto surfaces.
Drug use in Australia
What does this mean for me?
Living in a house contaminated with drug residues may result in clinically observable health affects.
Drug impacted homes can result in significant and unexpected finical costs associated with cleaning and remediation.
Landlords who provide contaminated and unsafe homes may be breaching the law. Occupants who suffer health effects may also initiate legal claims.