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What a good idea, a register of bad tenants, especially those who leave a property poisoned with methamphetamine.

A Northland property manager has called for a public register naming tenants who contaminate rental properties with methamphetamine.

Judy Morgan, 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.

Ms Morgan said the drug had become the new “Leaky Building Catastrophe”. In a letter to Parliament, Ms Morgan expressed concern over the lack of standards for those testing houses for P contamination.

“As the custodian of investors’ properties, along with present and future retirees’ investment properties, it is my duty of care to vet and let these homes to our citizens. It is also my duty to ensure that the people who rent these properties, are living in a safe and sanitary dwelling, free of meth contamination,” Ms Morgan said.  

For that to happen a code of regulation for those doing the testing for methamphetamine was needed, with clear parameters. The Ministry of Health only offers guidelines, not standards. She said it was not fair to threaten to impose fines on owners based on guidelines that were of an advisory nature only.

“The fact there is no standardised testing regime is the greatest problem we face, because the method used by one testing agency can differ from another.”

Testing between tenants is not mandatory but should become a requirement for both rentals and properties for sale, Ms Morgan said.

“What’s occurring is an ever-increasing number of addicts are moving from property to property, all over NZ, ‘poisoning’ our homes, with absolutely no penalty for their wanton vandalism. There should be a public register naming any tenants who have vacated their rental property in a contaminated state.”

Have you wondered where the housing crisis has come from? Poisoned homes lying empty while they are decontaminated make up a lot of the empty houses that Housing NZ has.

I’ll bet those living in cars have tenancy issues, lost their bond, failed to pay rent and other general ratbag behaviour. Until they front with their names we can’t check their backgrounds. The media know this and so won’t comply because it ruins their pimped stories and anti-government bias.

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