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So far Nicky Stratford has created 11 blog entries.

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

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

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

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

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