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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New meth disclosure required from Illinois home sellers

Hopefully, this will not affect any PeoriaRocks! readers, but sadly, it will affect some residential properties in Illinois. There is legislation pending right now, expected to be approved today and affective immediately, that Sellers must disclose to a buyer if they have any knowledge of the manufacture of methamphetamine on the premises being sold.

The manufacture of meth in a home creates a build up of toxicity in the home that leads to long term adverse health consequences for the inhabitants.

According to the site

Exposure to chemicals used to make meth include the inhalation or ingestion of brake cleaners, engine starting fluid, drain cleaners,paint thinners, ammonia, rock salt/iodine, road flares, batteries, gas additives, gun cleaners, lye, and lantern or camp stove fuel.

People who are risk of chronic toxicity include not only meth cooks and those who are in the house when they’re making it, but also those who live in the home long after the meth lab has been shut down. Children living in a former meth lab are especially vulnerable to the effect of toxins on their body. Others at risk for chronic toxicity include police, firefighters, and child protection agents

The specific language on the Residential Real Property Disclosure Report will be as follows:

23. I am/am not (check one) aware that this property has been used for the manufacture of methamphetamine as defined in Section 10 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act.

Your buyers agent should be aware of this requirement and make sure that the seller has complied with this new disclosure law. If you are looking for a new home, consider hiring me as your buyers agent.