Rental properties are big business in New Zealand and with this comes many legal obligations for landlords and property managers which is why we offer an investment property meth testing service. Meth testing prior to renting out a property gives you a baseline for your insurance company and as best practice provides proof that the property is safe for occupancy. Meth testing pre and post tenancy creates a level of tenant accountability should contamination be found during or at the end of their tenancy.

Tenants can also request Meth testing to ensure the property provides a safe environment for their family. If no pre-tenancy test was completed and meth contamination is found, this often can result in a claim against the landlord or property manager as they are in breach of their obligation to provide habitable premises which are in a reasonable state of cleanliness.

Where there is a dispute about contamination, landlords and tenants can apply to the Tenancy Tribunal to adjudicate on the matter. The Tribunal will consider all evidence provided to determine a fair outcome.