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The testing program will be critical. If you can remove the taint and the next test comes through OK as clear, you should be able to continue to rent. However the previous owner may not have fully disclosed the situation with previous tenants. It could just have been users rather than manufacturing which could have resulted in a positive test at a low level, but none the less this should have been disclosed if the owner knew about this. The issue will be whether he actually knew about the presence of meth. If he knew the tenants had used it in the house then you could claim compensation, but proving his knowledge could be essential to making any claim. You should certainly ask, but if the evidence of his knowledge is weak, you may not be able to press the claim.