RENTAL MANAGEMENT

METH TESTING

Benefits of Meth Testing Rental Properties

Costing as little as $199+GST you have so much to gain

1: A Landlords obligations under Residential tenancies act

Residential tenancies act S45(1)(a) considers renting a meth-contaminated property to be a breach of the property owner’s obligation to provide premises in a reasonable state of cleanliness. You can still be held responsible even if you didn't know methamphetamine was present in your property. Get a meth test on your rental and avoid the liability.

 2: Say No to meth use and manufacture in your property

By having pre & post tenancy meth testing on your property, you are decreasing the chances that meth may become a problem for you. Regardless of what the "safe level" of meth may be there will still be expectations on the level of meth that is "allowable" in a property. This means at some point, you may be responsible for significant costs to test and clean the property. MethSafe are firm believes that prevention, is much better than the cure.

3: Landlords Insurance with meth cover

By implementing a meth management plan, you are dramatically increasing the chances insurance will pay out on a meth claim. It is common for insurers to request meth testing of a property as proof a non-disclosed underlying issue does not already exist. If you can clearly show that meth damage has been caused during a valid tenancy within the cover of your premium you would have a far better chance of having your claim accepted and access to between $25,000 & $30,000 of cover.

4:  Attract high quality, long term tenants

Meth Managed rentals are more likely to attract families and long-term tenants due to the increasing demand for healthy rental properties. By outlining that the property meth tested after each tenancy, you encourage good quality tenants who are more likely to look after the property, pay their rent and leave the property in a reasonable state.

How MethSafe can help you

Not only can we help you set up a meth management plan for your rental property with NZS8510:2017 compliant, pre and post tenancy meth testing, we can also help you in the following ways;

 

  • Help you in the event of any insurance claim, giving you the relevant information and advice.

  • We can give you the tools you need to meth manage your investment which includes contract clauses and advice on setup, ongoing support for tenancy issues and meth testing.

  • Support you with expert advice and information for the tenancy tribunal.

  • Make the process as easy as possible

 

Option 2

Option 1

Basic
 Field Composite

 Pricing

1-3 bedrooms : $199  (10 areas or less)

3-6 bedrooms:  $269  (20 areas or less)

6-9 bedrooms:  $339  (30 areas or less)

Expansion:         N/A

*All areas in the house need to be tested to be compliant.

*Travel fee may apply

*Pricing is an estimation only, actual samples required may vary

*Unless otherwise indicated, pricing is excluding GST.

 Turn around

Standard - 2 days after sampling

Urgent - Next day after sampling ($40+GST)

Response time - 12-48 hour call out time

  Service includes

  • Organizing the meth test on your behalf.

  • Professional, trained and experienced sampler.

  • Determines whether the property meets the NZ health Standard.

  • An understanding of financial risk & health risk.

  • Consultation with our experts for your unique situation.

  • Compliance report.

  • After service support

  What is a field Composite?

A field composite is a process by which samples are collected from a maximum of 5 areas and combined onsite on a single kit. The process is repeated for all areas of the dwelling. These kits are then analyzed by an independent laboratory.

 Advantages

  • Most cost effective type of meth testing for pre-purchase and rental properties.

 Disadvantages

  • As samples were combined onsite, they cannot be analyzed individually.

  • Only provides a basic understanding of the health and financial risks of the property.

  • If more information is needed, the sampler will have to return to the property and undertake a comprehensive test.

Comprehensive
 Lab Composite 
 Pricing

1-3 bedrooms : $249  (10 areas or less)

3-6 bedrooms:  $329  (20 areas or less)

6-9 bedrooms:  $409  (30 areas or less)

Expansion:        $79    (1 analysis)

*All areas in the house need to be tested to be compliant.

*Travel fee may apply

*Pricing is an estimation only, actual samples required may vary

*Unless otherwise indicated, pricing is excluding GST.

 Turn around

Standard - 2 days after sampling

Urgent - Next day after sampling ($40+GST)

Response time - 12-48 hour call out time. 

 Service includes

  • Organizing the meth test on your behalf.

  • Professional, trained and experienced sampler.

  • Determines whether the property meets the NZ health Standard.

  • An understanding of financial risk & health risk.

  • Consultation with our experts for your unique situation.

  • Compliance report.

  • After service support

 What is a Lab Composite?

A laboratory composite is a process by which 1 sample kit is used per area. The process is repeated for all areas of the dwelling. These kits are then sent to an independent laboratory where the samples are combined for analysis. 

 Advantages

  • Samples are taken individually and can, therefore, be analyzed on a room by room basis (expansion).

  • The expansion provides greater clarity around compliance with the NZ health standard and certainty around any cleanup or financial risks for the property.

 Disadvantages

  • Higher cost upfront when compared to basic meth testing.

  • Additional costs to expand the samples to determine room by room concentrations of meth.

Need help or want to book a test?

METHSAFE LTD

Hamilton, New Zealand
P.O Box 15434, Dinsdale, Hamilton

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