Real Estate Professionals

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.

An Interview with Bindi Norwell, CEO REINZ

The performance of the real estate industry, and those businesses, like MethSolutions, that are part of the real estate value chain, has the potential to influence our economic, social and emotional wellbeing. The ‘glue’ that holds the real estate industry together, is REINZ. The Real Estate Industry of New Zealand. And REINZ has a new [...]

August 24th, 2017|Goverment/Council, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on An Interview with Bindi Norwell, CEO REINZ

REINZ Meth Standards seminar

MethSolutions committed to supporting the development of the new meth testing and decontamination Lisa Gerrard, Chief Legal Officer REINZ Standard NZS8510, because it is in line with our commitment to reducing the harm caused to people by MethAffected Property. And so, when REINZ advised that they wanted to run a session with their members and [...]

August 12th, 2017|Discussions on Meth, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on REINZ Meth Standards seminar

Unfortunately, we’ve heard this all before!

Meth Test when buying a house When purchasing a property one of your first steps of due diligence should be a lab based meth test. The results help you make an informed decision to either move forward with further due diligence or walk away from buying that property. If you are buying a home you [...]

July 19th, 2017|Home Owners, Investors, Real Estate Professionals|Comments Off on Unfortunately, we’ve heard this all before!

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