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REINZ calls for clarification on meth disclosure

29 May 2018
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REINZ calls for clarification from governing body on meth disclosure following new report

Bindi Norwell, Chief Executive at REINZ says: “We were surprised by today’s report on methamphetamine standards which appears to advocate a safe level of 15mg when the Ministry of Health and ESR scientists just last year recommended a safe level of 1.5mg. Today’s figure sees a 900% increase in the level that is deemed to be safe.

“The report states that ‘there is a clear need for more research’. We welcome that further research in order to have a definitive understanding of what is considered to be a safe level of methamphetamine contamination in a residential home,” continues Norwell.

“In light of today’s report, we again call on the Real Estate Authority, our governing body, to provide real estate agents and property managers with immediate guidance as to what to do when dealing with their clients in terms of disclosure. We know consumers are extremely sensitive about purchasing a property that has been contaminated by meth and the same is true for those looking to rent, so our members need to be able to give members of the public very clear advice now that we have conflicting information in the public domain,” she concludes.

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