6/29/2018 Understanding methamphetamine | Settled .govt.nz https://www.settled.govt.nz/buying-a-home/researching-the-property/understanding-methamphetamine/ 1/4 Methamphetamine, meth or P is a powerful and addictive illegal drug. Your health may be affected if you live in a property where it has been produced or smoked in large quantities. In situations like this it’s a good idea to check out any possible contamination before making an offer. Understanding methamphetamine Summary of important things to know The chance of buying a property where methamphetamine has been produced or smoked in large quantities is very low. However, if you have a strong suspicion (or have been told by police) that a property you’re interested in has been used for methamphetamine production, you may wish to make methamphetamine testing and a satisfactory result a condition of your offer. A property that tests below 15 micrograms per 100cm is considered safe to live in with no adverse health effects. 2 If you plan to have a property tested for methamphetamine contamination, be aware that the testing industry isn’t currently regulated in New Zealand. Talk to your lawyer before making an offer on a property if you are concerned that it may be affected.