The smells of home cookin’

Seb FreySanta Cruz Real Estate

I was out looking at some property today, and I noticed that a sign had been posted on one of the doors in the area. I’m always interested to see when signs are posted on people’s doors – it’s usually a notice that the home has been sold at a trustee’s sale, or there’s a “three day notice to quit” the property, or there’s going to be an auction of the property, something like that. … There is, naturally, a requirement that the seller of residential property disclose to the buyer if the house has been cited as being a meth lab, to wit: According to the “Methamphetamine Contaminated Property Cleanup Act of 2005” a property owner must disclose in writing to a prospective buyer if local health officials have issued an order prohibiting the use or occupancy of a property contaminated by meth lab activity. … Aside from disclosure requirements, this new law also sets forth procedures for local authorities to deal with meth-contaminated properties, including the filing of a lien against a property until the owner cleans up the contamination or pays for the cleanup costs.