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RTA Amendment Bill No. 2 and Meth Testing – December 2018 Update

Much is being made of how changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, which will be brought in under the RTA Amendment Bill No. 2, will create an obligation at law for Landlords and their property managers to use services provided by parties that are qualified and/or accredited in accordance with the recommendations under NZS8510:2017. Assertions [...]

December 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on RTA Amendment Bill No. 2 and Meth Testing – December 2018 Update

Why MethManagement Matters

If you are a Buyer, Landlord or Property Manager it is more important than ever in this "current environment" that due diligence is undertaken and management of the risks for methamphetamine in property is implemented.  Listen to Miles Stratford, CEO of MethSolutions explain why.

November 20th, 2018|Discussions on Meth, Home Owners, Investors, Property Managers|Comments Off on Why MethManagement Matters

Tenancy Tribunal Disadvantages Private Landlords by following HNZ lead on Meth

If a MethSolutions client has a situation where there is clear evidence of meth related behaviour having occurred, which would have been admitted had NZS8510 applied, but which is declined at the Tribunal. We will provide technical support for any appeal to the District Court at no charge. Background In developing NZS8510, the Standards Committee [...]

October 31st, 2018|Property Managers, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tenancy Tribunal Disadvantages Private Landlords by following HNZ lead on Meth

Recent Media Releases Regarding the Meth Testing Industry Parts 1 and 2

Part 1 - October 2nd 2018 If I had not dealt with people over the years who have lived in houses with low level meth residues whose health has been compromised, I could almost believe what is written in this article about me and my motivations for raising awareness of what remains a real issue. [...]

October 3rd, 2018|Discussions on Meth, Goverment/Council, Home Owners, Investors, Meth News, Policy, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Tenants, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recent Media Releases Regarding the Meth Testing Industry Parts 1 and 2

Meth Trends in New Zealand

Meth Trends in New Zealand MethSolutions has always held the view that the acceptable levels of meth residues in property should be as high as they can be without compromising health and wellbeing. The recent Meth Report from the Office of the PM’s Chief Scientific Advisor, has determined that for meth related behaviour that is [...]

July 3rd, 2018|Case Studies, Discussions on Meth, Goverment/Council, MethMap, Policy, Property Managers|Comments Off on Meth Trends in New Zealand

PMCSA Meth Report – Errors, Omissions and Consequences

Download Report: Report looking towards a responsible approach to management of meth in property Download: Australian Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation Guidelines The people behind MethSolutions have been providing meth risk management services to Kiwis who wish to protect themselves from meth related behaviour since 2008. They introduced an innovative meth lab monitoring system to the world and have [...]

June 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PMCSA Meth Report – Errors, Omissions and Consequences

Addressing Today’s Report by the PM’s Chief Scientific Advisor on Methamphetamine Residues

Meth-testing company MethSolutions is focused on reducing the harm caused to tenants and homeowners by people who choose to use and/or manufacture this insidious drug. We have always held the view that the acceptable levels of meth residues should be as high as they can be without compromising health and wellbeing. In the absence of [...]

May 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Addressing Today’s Report by the PM’s Chief Scientific Advisor on Methamphetamine Residues

Drug labs a body corporate headache

Are you protecting your apartment from meth contamination? When meth is manufactured or cooked, the contamination can easily permeate the fabric of a building. But what if that building is an apartment? Can it seep through and affect other apartments next door? Definitely. We’ve seen cases of this. As the headline above shows, this is [...]

May 25th, 2018|Case Studies, Investors, Policy, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on Drug labs a body corporate headache

Why Meth DIY kits aren’t worth your while

We hear it often: "Oh that's ok, I can just buy my own meth test kit and do it myself". DIY is great for building decks, making crafts or even brewing beer but it is not the way to go for meth testing. Particularly when it comes to buying a house, when hundreds of thousands of [...]

May 7th, 2018|Discussions on Meth, Home Owners, Investors, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on Why Meth DIY kits aren’t worth your while

Why it’s important to meth test between tenancies

Tenant John leaves the house and Tenant Anne moves in. Soon after, a meth test is done and comes back positive - was it outgoing Tenant John or newcomer Tenant Anne? But hang on - you had some tradespeople in after John left and before Anne arrived... could it have been them?! As part of [...]

May 7th, 2018|Investors, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on Why it’s important to meth test between tenancies