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I read an article where one lawyer advises home buyers to make a meth test provision in their sale and purchase agreements. She said the number of meth contaminated properties is alarming.

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Samantha Clark

All solid tips. Thanks for sharing. I'd like to add that the wise home buyer will analyse assets, decipher debts and get pre approved for finance before plunging into the house hunt. Get to know the neighborhood – remember you’re not just buying a house; you’re also buying a location. It’s important to find out about the quality of schools, the crime level, transport and possibly upcoming zoning issues.

When I bought a house in NZ I also hired a team of scientists from service to test my new house on the presence of the drug residues. It's essential procedure considering that houses contaminated through the cooking or smoking of methamphetamine is a growing issue in New Zealand.

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Linda Curry
As someone who will be selling our 43 year old house in the next five to ten years as we may need to move to a home with less garden and maintenance I’m wondering if we should get a building inspector to check the house so we can repair or fix any problems that may deter a buyer.

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