It is a great idea to do this as part of one of your pre-purchase checks, whether the property was previously owner-occupied or tenanted. We recommend all tests are done by a reputable company that adheres to the New Zealand Standard NZS:8510, and where the swabs are is sent to a lab for analysis.
There are many companies that can do this, we often use & can recommend:
We also recommend landlords get their properties tested between tenants to ensure the house is not contaminated, and that the landlord is providing the house “reasonably clean & tidy” in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.
Another way to combat Methamphetamine/ P use/manufacturing in rental properties is to get a MethMinder unit installed.
They send a silent alarm to MethMinder if Methamphetamine is detected in the house and also if the unit is tampered with.
Talk to one of our property management team today about the costs involved and benefits of this service, or for more information visit: www.methminder.co.nz