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Real Estate Industry Ducking the Issue Case Studies

We continue our series of meth contamination case studies - all of these have been collected by MethSolutions' staff while out on testing and sampling jobs. Example 1 – North West Auckland A client requested a meth test on a Beach Haven property. The agents involved had previously had sales fall over with low levels [...]

November 9th, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on Real Estate Industry Ducking the Issue Case Studies

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.

Commercial Property Case Studies

We continue our series of meth contamination case studies - all of these have been collected by MethSolutions' staff while out on testing and sampling jobs. Example 1 - Northland Employee of the previous tenant visited the property when the new tenant (food processing facility) took occupation. Reported a history of meth use at the [...]

October 20th, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on Commercial Property Case Studies

Hair analysis from residents in P House tests positive

Attendees at the Clean Up 2017 conference in Melbourne heard from Dr Jackie Wright and Miles Stratford in a joint presentation about the effects of living in a P house. Headline in Herald Sun newspaper Dr Jackie has been researching in this area for over 5 years (read our earlier interview with Dr [...]

October 10th, 2017|Meth News, Tenants|Comments Off on Hair analysis from residents in P House tests positive

MethSolutions in the Westpac ‘Dragons Den’

The meth testing and decontamination sector has a lot of uncertainty around organisational quality. Miles and Nicky Stratford smile with relief after the pitch. Wanting to stand out from the crowd, MethSolutions made the decision to enter the Westpac Growth Grant Awards. Doing so, provides additional focus for our business and confidence to our clients that an independent party has taken a good look at our business and made an assessment as to the quality of our operation. It also provided us with the goal to win more than $50,000. This prize includes cash of $40,000 as well as advertising, professional advice and a trip to Nurture Change in Fiji! This year, out of more than 400 applicants from around the country, MethSolutions made the top 6 finalists. All the finalists (including us) will be going to Fiji.  When pitching for the top slot, we were pipped for the Miles wearing full decontamination suit during the pitch grand prize by the Ecoware team. Good guys and a great business. Our congratulations go to them. While we were disappointed at not taking out the top prize, we know that the exercise was really worthwhile. For organisations looking to develop and grow, we strongly recommend entering the Westpac Growth Grant competition. Here’s a video of all the finalists in the presentation room – we are the first company featured. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnC1FquqfMI   MethSolutions celebrate Westpac Growth Award Finalists To give you more of an insight into the competition, we’ve taken the opportunity to ask Grant Robinson, Westpac National Manager, Professional Services and coordinator of the Westpac Growth Grant Competition, some questions that will give you context around the competition and the impression we made on Westpac and the judges. Read more […]

October 5th, 2017|Discussions on Meth|Comments Off on MethSolutions in the Westpac ‘Dragons Den’

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

Motel Case Studies

We continue our series of meth contamination case studies - all of these have been collected by MethSolutions' staff while out on testing and sampling jobs. Example 1 - Coromandel Property is Baseline tested as part of pre-purchase due diligence over concerns regarding a previous manager. Baseline testing identifies low levels of meth residues in [...]

October 1st, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on Motel Case Studies

Holiday Home Case Studies

We continue our series of meth contamination case studies - all of these have been collected by MethSolutions' staff while out on testing and sampling jobs. Example 1 - Northland Property rented for a week through an online booking website. Suspicion of untoward behaviour during period of the rental. Owners had the property Baseline meth [...]

September 13th, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on Holiday Home Case Studies

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

Rural Property Case Studies

We continue our series of meth contamination case studies - all of these have been collected by MethSolutions' staff while out on testing and sampling jobs. Example 1 - Rodney district Long-term family farm leased to a share milker who employs a manager. Manager is moved on for poor performance and a new person takes [...]

August 23rd, 2017|Case Studies|Comments Off on Rural Property Case Studies