What would be as good if not better would be would be if a database existed where the public could search for meth lab houses … and then not buy them.
I’ve shown only one house that I thought might have been a meth lab … so far as I know this isn’t a huge problem in the Charlottesville area (although I’ve heard some neighboring regions have had significant issues).
Is there a meth lab operation on your property?
What to look for:
• Strong chemical odors (e.g., ether, cat urine, ammonia)
• Blacked-out windows
• Frequent visitors at odd times
• Rent payments made in cash
• Excessive trash (e.g., fuel cans, antifreeze containers, and other household products)
• Red-stained walls; stripped batteries; and blue, corroded valves on propane cylinders
Always something new to learn in real estate …