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Insurers aligning their goalposts with government agencies

  Advice from the Insurance Council of New Zealand, is that as of 1st of July, one of the country’s top insurers, Vero, will align its policy response for meth residues with the numbers included in the Gluckman Meth Report. It should be anticipated that other insurers will follow. Changes will be introduced for new [...]

July 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Insurers aligning their goalposts with government agencies

Meth in property – the Property Manager’s Conundrum

Evidence of meth risk is there for people to see – if they choose to do so There are many property managers and real estate professionals who have experienced first hand how their physical health and well-being is affected by properties with meth residues present. Even where these are low level. Others have not. And [...]

July 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meth in property – the Property Manager’s Conundrum

The importance of sample site selection when testing for meth

One of the criticisms of the meth testing industry, has been the potential for two organisations to go into the same property, offer essentially the same service, but end up with completely different results. How does this happen? In part, it is because the residues that are being targeted are invisible. Where for example, are [...]

June 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The importance of sample site selection when testing for meth

The Reality of MethRisk in Property

Nearly 1 year ago, a politically led report into the risks presented by methamphetamine and how these should be managed was released by the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. The report identified that: The lack of very specific documented evidence health effects, meant that raising acceptable levels for meth residues, to at [...]

May 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Reality of MethRisk in Property

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