Property Managers

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

8 Meth Myths we hear all the time

Working in this industry, we are privy to a lot more information than the average Kiwi when it comes to meth, for better or worse! Here are a few myths we hear being bandied about that we thought we’d set straight: Meth Myth #1: I don’t have to worry about meth – it’s only being [...]

March 9th, 2018|Home Owners, Investors, Meth News, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 8 Meth Myths we hear all the time

MethAffected properties disrupt businesses working in the property chain.

Around 40% of properties we have sampled, return a positive meth test result. This means the likelihood is very high that your property management team and licensed sales agents will be involved with MethAffected property at some point. How well does your team understand their role and their responsibilities to mitigate MethRisk in your business? [...]

November 6th, 2017|Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on MethAffected properties disrupt businesses working in the property chain.

Insurance and meth contaminated property

Meth contaminated properties and insurance – what is the future? The difference between contamination from use of meth and contamination from meth manufacture is technically difficult to determine although generally the level of contamination from manufacture tends to be higher.  Both affect insurance claims. One thing is for certain, the period between no meth and [...]

October 5th, 2017|Investors, Property Managers|Comments Off on Insurance and meth contaminated property

Webinar about the new Standards for meth testing and decontamination in NZ

Please find the link to the MethSolutions 30 minute webinar held on the 4th of July 2017 and led by Miles Stratford, CEO of MethSolutions discussing the newly released Standard for Meth Testing and Decontamination in New Zealand. We trust you find it informative and we would welcome any feedback or questions. As Miles explains [...]

July 4th, 2017|Discussions on Meth, Meth News, Policy, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on Webinar about the new Standards for meth testing and decontamination in NZ

WEBINAR: New Meth Testing Standard

Join us on Tuesday 4th July 2017 at 11.30am for an update on the new Testing Standard for Methamphetamine contamination which was released on 28th June 2017. Led by CEO, Miles Stratford, the FREE webinar will last 30 minutes in total, comprising Miles' summary of the changes the new Standard will bring to the industry [...]

June 30th, 2017|Policy, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on WEBINAR: New Meth Testing Standard

The New Meth Testing Standard in NZ

Today, Standards New Zealand released their report and recommendations into the new Standard for meth testing.  Miles Stratford, CEO of MethSolutions was involved in the Standard development and now gives his expert view on the outcome. NZS 8510:2017 – Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties The new Standard is a great step in the [...]

June 29th, 2017|Goverment/Council, Meth News, Policy, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on The New Meth Testing Standard in NZ

Meth contamination: Ignorance is no defence at tenancy tribunal

A recent meth contamination Tenancy Tribunal decision shows that Landlords who fail to MethManage rental properties are creating more risk for their investment returns. Investors realise profits on rentals at the time the property is sold.  But if the property is contaminated with methamphetamine this may impact the market value as seen recently with a property [...]

May 16th, 2017|Discussions on Meth, Home Owners, Investors, Property Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Tenants, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meth contamination: Ignorance is no defence at tenancy tribunal