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Call for Register of Tenants Causing P Contamination - 27th May 2016

The situation with tenants causing P contamination of houses has become so bad that property managers have begun calling for a register of 'poisoning' tenants. The managing director of Property Management and Rentals in Northland, said there should be tighter controls around testing standards for P in properties to stop the 'poisoning' of homes. They claim the drug has become the new 'Leaky Building Catastrophe'. In a letter to Parliament, the property manager has expressed concern over the lack of standards for those testing houses for P contamination.

The property manager has called for a code of regulation for those doing the testing for methamphetamine. At this stage, the Ministry of Health only offers guidelines, not standards. Housing New Zealand spent $231,361 decontaminating 13 Northland houses infected by methamphetamine over the past three years, but that cost would rise now that HNZ would start testing its houses each time there was a change in tenant.

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