Your new home can make you sick!

"[Klamath Falls, Ore] Within days of moving in this past summer, Beth Hankins, an ER nurse, started experiencing breathing problems. Then Jonathan got migraine-like headaches and nosebleeds. By the third week, their 2-year-old son, Ezra, developed mouth sores... They were about to schedule doctor visits when a neighbor shared the bad news: 2427 Radcliffe was a former meth house."
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/mystery-illness-solved-family-discovers-home-meth-lab-184815233.html
Check the article for all the crawfishing on disclosure requirements. Bottom line on disclosure is the entity selling a foreclosed home would have no reason to know the joint was contaminated and, hence, has no duty to disclose what it does not know!
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So what is a home buyer to do? Can the police dept release that kind of information if you give them a specific address?
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Add it to the check list along with termites, bad wiring, location of property lines, easements, etc. Seems like an independent home inspection with a request to "test for chemical contamination" would do it. It's still a buyer's market most places, so the selling entity has an incentive to do it and so it can be certified clean for others.
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