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Meth testing of rental properties

Alide Elkink  |  June 14, 2018

It comes as no surprise to us that the report released by the Chief Science Adviser, Sir Peter Gluckman, last week concluded that there is no evidence of risk to health from third hand exposure to methamphetamine. At Nightingales our view has consistently been that the hysteria that was generated about meth contamination was just that – hysteria!

We do take the risk seriously

Nevertheless we do take the potential risk of meth contamination very seriously. So what do we do to ensure that we do not put your property at risk?

1. We vet prospective tenants very thoroughly

We do this by carrying out both credit and reference checks so not only do we ensure that prospective tenants have a good credit record, but we also request names of referees (preferably previous landlords) and we talk to the referees. If we have any reservations, we do not let the property. In this way we can give you complete assurance that we have selected the best possible tenants.

2. We carry out regular property inspections

The first inspection is carried out within a month of new tenants moving into a property. Inspections are carried out 3-monthly inspections thereafter so you have the peace of mind that your property is being closely managed.

Regular inspections are also required by insurance companies

Insurance companies typically require 3-monthly inspections of rental properties to maintain a valid insurance policy. They understand the need for close management and so do we.

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