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Rainmaker
1,619,091
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

There is no doubt for me. I would definitely disclosure. If you know about it and you don't disclosure, neighbors will enlighten new homeowners, and you might think of consequences. I disclosure everything that ''might affect the material value of the property''. 

Jan 28, 2016 04:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,498,148
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

YES!!!!!

 

LOOOOONG before my real estate career I took a course on recognizing clandestine drug labs.  Meth labs were covered and the key take away that I will educate you on is that there are extremely toxic chemicals that are an airborne byproduct of the production process (and they also carry the red dye of the sudafed in the air).  Not only can you die within seconds of entering one of these facilities unprotected, but the TOXIC chemical seep into the walls, through the walls and into the studs and frame of the house.  The ONLY way to completely remediate this is to tear the house down and rebuild it from scratch... including the slab and foundation (in some cases).

 

I've seen picture where the wood inside the walls was cherry red from the airborne dye.

Jan 28, 2016 02:39 PM
Rainmaker
760,253
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Would the buyer want to know?  Would the buyer be told by neighbors?  Would this stigmatize the home?  If you have to ask disclose.

Jan 28, 2016 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
613,494
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Regardless of the law, it needs to be disclosed.

Don't kid yourself that remediation cures all the residual problems with living in a former meth house...it dosen't.  

As an Exclusive Buyers Agent  I would never recommend that my client buy one.

Eve

Jan 28, 2016 06:31 AM
Ambassador
5,032,546
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It should be disclosed, whether or not rquired by state law Doesn't matter that remediation took place

Jan 28, 2016 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think it should be disclosed whether it's required or not.... anything that would make a potential buyer change his/her mind about buying the property is disclosed by those who were on my team....in 38 years, I've never been sued, and I'm sure as hell not starting now....

Jan 28, 2016 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wanda,

As a CA licensee, we would disclose it.  Someone may tell them about it, and in our state you better disclose regardless of the changes...A

Jan 28, 2016 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
2,349,966
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

that is state law dependent

Jan 28, 2016 11:19 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We are in TN.

Jan 28, 2016 11:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,722,626
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

If the agent is aware of it...definitely!

Jan 28, 2016 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

At least in Minnesota it is required not only to disclose the meht part but also who did the cleanup and if it was cleared by authorities

Jan 28, 2016 10:07 AM
Rainer
42,620
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

I would disclose the fact. If the Buyer found out after inspections etc. it could get complicated if the buyer decided to back out.  Even if you win any dispute you still lose. Besides you never go wrong by doing the right thing. A buyer with small kids...how could you not let them know?

Jan 28, 2016 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Disclose, disclose, disclose.  Many meth properties in this areahave been demolished rather than remediate .

Jan 28, 2016 06:34 AM
Rainer
413,956
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

You have a moral duty to disclose it no matter the laws. How can we know that remediation really got rid of any after effects on the health of a child who might live there crawling on the floor?

Jan 28, 2016 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
617,935
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Wanda,
Since most state law and virtually every jury favors the buyer, even if you weren’t required to disclose it I would. If you think disclosing it would impact the value or desirability of the property, the jury will think that times 10.

Jan 28, 2016 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Hi Wanda,  In the State of Georgia you are require by law to disclose if a home was a meth house.

Jan 28, 2016 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,166
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

That depends on the state law, Wanda. But I would surely disclose in any event.

Jan 28, 2016 08:27 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

When sellers mention anything to me and ask if it should be disclosed I point out to the sellers disclosure and advice them to ask their attorney if they have doubts on how to fill it out. 

Jan 28, 2016 08:13 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Wanda. I would disclose it, no matter what the laws are.

Jan 28, 2016 05:54 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,787
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I think that it needs to be disclosed because of all of the toxic chemicals that are produced in making meth

Jan 28, 2016 05:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

In Ontario, disclosure is required.

Jan 28, 2016 04:08 PM
Rainmaker
637,434
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Absolutely, I would disclose it. PS. I would not take that listing.

Jan 28, 2016 03:32 PM
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3,159,899
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

that's not a listing I would take

Jan 28, 2016 12:07 PM
Rainmaker
2,443,200
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, yes, yes ,yes, yes! Morally and legally you are required to disclose it. You can bet the selling agent in the next sale will find it and you will be in for a law suit if you don't disclose it.

Jan 28, 2016 11:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It may not be required by law, but I would say to disclose.

Jan 28, 2016 11:15 AM
Rainmaker
140,768
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I think it would be prudent to disclose it if it isn't required by your state.

Jan 28, 2016 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,626,524
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Disclose

Jan 28, 2016 09:15 AM
Rainer
140,560
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

not in florida

Jan 28, 2016 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
152,561
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

In Virginia, you are required to disclose it.

Jan 28, 2016 08:02 AM
Rainer
216,904
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

Our listing forms must disclose the home's use as former meth lab.  States it right on disclosure.

Jan 28, 2016 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
908,508
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not in Virginia, but it's still could be in everyone's best interest to disclose it.

Jan 28, 2016 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
196,080
Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

Yes. definitely. You want buyers to know about it, plus you can be pretty sure the neighbors will tell all.

Jan 28, 2016 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,272,424
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I would because even though the HAZmat people have cleaned up, customers could still drop by. It happened to my client once.

Jan 28, 2016 05:03 AM
Rainer
67,369
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I would say yes because of the drug issue.

Jan 29, 2016 09:12 AM
Ambassador
3,339,049
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

We are to disclose what we know regardless.  If I know it, I disclose it. Why risk the consequences.

Jan 29, 2016 02:08 AM
Rainmaker
7,788,039
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You need to check your local and state laws on this.

Jan 28, 2016 11:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,850,663
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

In Texas it is a part of the sellers disclosure.

Jan 28, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,552,903
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

In California, the agent yes and the seller too.

 

 

Jan 28, 2016 08:43 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Is the Seller required to disclose it?  What does the law require?

Jan 28, 2016 08:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,898,962
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would think you would have to disclose it.

Jan 28, 2016 08:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,046,334
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Here, absolutely.

Jan 28, 2016 05:46 AM
Ambassador
6,352,545
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sure glad that I have not run into this one so far, but if I do then I will disclose.

Apr 23, 2019 09:03 PM
Rainmaker
979,396
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Wanda - Based on the information in the answers below, I don't think I would want this listing.

Jan 30, 2016 06:26 AM
Ambassador
3,097,078
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

THANKS EVERYONE for your answers and opinions. The laws regarding disclosure on houses that were used to manufacture meth differ state to state. In my opinion, the disclosure law should be consistent across the board nationwide due to the inherent danger of the toxicity that is produced when it is being cooked. Also, I think any agent should disclose up front to all buyer agents / potential buyers prior to getting a home under contract before wasting everyone's valuable time.

Jan 28, 2016 11:57 PM