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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

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

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

15th World Congress on Environmental Health 2018

One of the great things about being in business is the ability to give something back to the community. So when the organising committee of the 15th World Congress on Environmental Health, asked if MethSolutions was prepared to be a sponsor, we were happy to provide our support. The Congress was held in Auckland over the [...]

March 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 15th World Congress on Environmental Health 2018

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

NZ Meth Myths – Where meth is being used and manufactured

The widely held view, is that meth use and manufacture is a problem for the lower socio-economic parts of our towns, cities and rural communities. Indeed, Housing Minister Phil Twyford, Housing Minister (Image Credit: Newshub) Phil Twyford is recently on record as saying "The fact is, the police will tell you that people [...]

January 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NZ Meth Myths – Where meth is being used and manufactured

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

The MethMap of New Zealand – September 2016

We test properties all over NZ for meth contamination.  We test a lot of properties and so we’ve decided to track the results over time.  Each quarter MethSolutions will publish a MethMap of recent tests so you can see which areas are getting fewer positive results. Shona Lowden is our colleague who pulls together the [...]

October 5th, 2016|MethMap, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The MethMap of New Zealand – September 2016