Do you know much about methamphetamine in your region?

While methamphetamine is still found in every region of New Zealand, we wanted to look at our results further. With this in mind, we thought there was a great opportunity to share some of our methamphetamine data and statistics with you. 

The image below displays the percentage of properties we have tested for methamphetamine that has come back with meth detected. These statistics date back to 2016, which is when we first began testing New Zealand properties for meth. 

The data shows that out of all the properties we have been asked to test for meth, almost every region had over 40% of these properties return positive results. Not all levels are above the Ministry of Health or Gluckman levels, but still, have traces of methamphetamine detected. 

We do appreciate that this reflects only the properties we have been asked to test for methamphetamine, which could mean meth use was already suspected in the property, but there are also a large amount of pre-purchase tests or routine between tenancy inspections. 

As a property manager you should be aware that under The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019, landlords must provide a clean and habitable property. Tenants must also, not use the rental property for an unlawful purpose, which includes smoking or manufacturing meth. 

The data below is only based on the initial screening tests we do and does not include detailed testing, post decontamination, or second screenings. All data is based on the first screening.

If you think your tenants are using or manufacturing meth whilst in your rental property, we advise you to have a meth test conducted immediately. It is better to be safe than sorry.

If you have any questions about the information provided to you in this email, or you’d like to book in any of our services, please contact us on 0800 422 386.