Realtors: Are you liable for sick houses?

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Hi, my name is Dan Casey, I am a licensed Wyoming State Realtor, and my company deals with meth-contaminated properties.   As of late, there have been several successful lawsuits against real estate agents who bought or sold methamphetamine-contaminated listings. These agents failed to disclose information concerning possible health hazards that arise from meth contamination in both commercial and residential properties. Their failure to inform clients resulted in drawn-out legal battles in court and constituted a … Read More

Meth Contamination Can Be Costly

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[LISTEN TO INTERVIEW] Many homes or apartments in Wyoming are contaminated by methamphetamine and if you move into one of those places, you may not know it. It can lead to health problems and be expensive to clean up. Wyoming is one of the few states that does not require disclosure of a meth-contaminated home. Sheridan realtor Dan Casey remembers when he first got caught. Casey had a client who had bought a home during a … Read More

Number of Meth Contaminated Homes Growing

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Houses contaminated by methamphetamine smoke or manufacturing residue is a problem across the country, including in Sheridan. That’s according to Dan Casey of the 307 Environmental company. He said he got started in the business through his work as a realtor, inspired during the process of selling a home. At that point in time, he said, he couldn’t sell the house as is, nor did he want to. So he turned to a company in Montana … Read More

Meth contamination surprising concern for homebuyers

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SHERIDAN — The house looked completely normal, a structurally sound building located in a quiet, residential neighborhood in Sheridan. “The house wasn’t really abused or anything,” local realtor Dan Casey said. “It all looked pretty nice.” But, inside the walls, in the ductwork, even buried in the carpet — the house was hiding a dangerous secret. In a country where prospective homeowners usually test for mold, lead-based paint, asbestos and countless other possible problems, this particular … Read More

Residue from smoking meth in homes: ‘It’s basically invisible’

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EUGENE, Ore. – Jim Roles rattles off chemical names – a list of toxins left behind in homes where meth has been smoked. Not made – just smoked. “Red phosphorous, ephedrine, hydrochloric or muriatic acid, sodium hydroxide,” the building inspector with First Strike Environmental says. You can’t see the residue. “It’s basically invisible,” Roles says. So what happens when you buy a home or move into a new rental and the past resident smoked meth? Strict … Read More