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Since the release of the Gluckman Report we have been keeping a daily watch on Tenancy Tribunal orders to help guide clients on what level the Tribunal are ruling to.
Last week we saw the first rulings using the level of 15ug/100cm2 to determine whether a property was contaminated or not.Read More
It’s time for us to get back to basics. We’re well into the second half of the year and the attention the meth testing industry has received provides a great opportunity for us to remind everyone why we created Meth Testing New Zealand and why testing is so important.
We regularly come across properties showing levels above all internationally accepted guidelines, including the proposed 15µg/100cm2 here in NZ. Although the levels…Read More
After recent media and government attention on meth-testing in homes and rental properties I would like to give you my updated take on it all. Despite the current debate on the acceptable level, what we do know for sure is there is a point where meth contamination makes a property unsafe for habitation. Our top priority is, and will always be, supporting you, ensuring you have the resources you need to protect your clients against the commercial implications of methamphetamine, and you’re kept up-to-date with any changes that affect the services we provide.
For now, I’d like to share with you what we know for sure.Read More
Last month, we asked a number of decontamination companies to help us put together a list of FAQs for us to share with our clients.
If you’re a real estate agent or property manager, share this information with your clients. We hope it’s useful and helps to make the overall process easier to understand.Read More
In this month’s blog, we’ve divided our tips into sections depending on whether you own, manage or sell property. These tips are applicable to all areas of the property industry so we encourage property managers and real estate agents to share them with their clients.Read More
The not-so- nice reality of working in the meth-testing industry is having to tell someone their dream
home or investment property is contaminated with methamphetamine. With the introduction of meth-testing standard NZS 8510 comes an industry shift towards consistency and best practice. However, at this stage, following the standard is not a legal requirement which means meth-testing companies and the services they offer can still differ.
Before standard NZS 8510 was released in July, laboratory composites were a fairly uncommon form of testing. Those who require meth-testing services now have two screening assessment options, and depending on the situation, one will be more cost-effective and appropriate than the other.Read More
The testing and decontamination of methamphetamine is quickly becoming a normal part of buying or renting property in New Zealand. Up until June 2017, testing and decontamination was something anyone and everyone could do, and because of that, it’s been hard to know who to trust.Read More
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No. 2) introduced to Parliament today will provide better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says.Read More
In New Zealand there are several types of testing methods depending on the client's requirements. These are also referred to by different names throughout the industry which can make the whole thing very confusing. Below is a list of different methods and a breakdown of each one.Read More