In the past, a tenant operating a [tag-tec]meth lab[/tag-tec] could have put you out of business.
In some extreme situations real estate investors and landlords would have had to close up a property, never to be used or lived in by anyone ever again.
Because of that, meth has been a huge problem for landlords and property owners;one of the biggest management problems many landlords and investors would ever have to face.
That’s because meth is considered a poisoning of the property and has to be cleaned up professionally, in many cases.
That’s if it can be cleaned up.
A meth [tag-ice]tenant[/tag-ice] can also blow a house to smithereens. There have also been many cases of sever burns resulting from meth explosions.
It’s a bad scenario that’s best to be avoided.
But how could you tell if you had a meth-making [tag-self]tenant[/tag-self] on your hands?
It was difficult to know until it was often too late.
The tide has recently turned in Tennessee, however, after Gov. Phil Bredesen took the extreme measure of locking up Sudafed and similar cold medications in stores.
Such over the counter non-prescription drugs provided a key important ingredient used by wayward tenants, or meth makers.
Now meth lab seizures are way down.
This takes enormous pressure off of landlords, especially those in rural areas. (Many meth labs had been safely tucked away from cities and nosy neighbors).