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    ThePim is offline Junior Member
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    House condemned after being used as methlab in SC

    What does it mean if a house is marked as condemned after finding that there was a meth lab inside? Is there a way to get it back, or make it "uncommemned" (if that is even a word), so as to be able to re-occupy the dwelling? Thx in advance....
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    If the house was used to cook meth, then it's very likely that the property has been damaged so extensively by the chemicals that it is unlivable as a dwelling. That's why it was condemned.

    Depending on the extent of the damages, you (the owner) can probably repair all the damage to the property and restore it back to a non-hazardous condition which can be occupied once again. However, you might find that the property has been seized by the authorities and you no longer own it (seeing as you allowed it to be used for drug manufacturing).

    You will need to check with the authorities that condemned the property to find out exactly what your options are.
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    Depending on the damage, it may be cheaper and safer to tear it down and rebuild. Meth labs are DANGEROUS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePim View Post
    What does it mean if a house is marked as condemned after finding that there was a meth lab inside? Is there a way to get it back, or make it "uncommemned" (if that is even a word), so as to be able to re-occupy the dwelling? Thx in advance....
    Making meth creates an environment equivalent to a toxic waste dump.
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    I agree with the other posters. One would need EPA/Dept. of Health, building department etc. approval.

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