*Members Only* APIA Webinar - Meth: Everything landlords need to know heading into 2020


Date: 11-Dec-2019

Capacity: 100 (49% booked) 

Webinar live stream from 12 pm 

Post-stream replay available 

Presentation by Steve Hegh, Professional Testing Services    


Meth contamination at rental properties continues to be highly problematic for landlords. On top of what appears to be two separate standards of acceptable maximum meth presence at the rental property, landlords' collective sophistication when it comes to preempting, suspecting, detecting and cleaning up meth contamination simply haven't kept up pace with its manufacture and use. 

Steve Hegh is a long-time meth tester as well as Auckland residential landlord. Not only has he an extensive history dealing with properties contaminated by meth use and manufacture. Steve has also become comfortable front-footing and handling testing issues with unsavoury and aggressive tenants including those who reside in a known gang house. 

We are pleased to feature this one-on-one chat with Steve to explore current legislative shortcomings, what landlords need to know about the 2020 meth industry and, most importantly, what must be factored into a practicable meth management plan. 

Talking points 
  • Inconsistent safety standards (Gluckman and Standards NZ) and the trickle-down effects on landlords; 
  • Landlords' legal obligations when it comes to meth, what is known and what has yet to be clarified; 
  • Historical and current challenges facing landlords when it comes to timely detecting, testing, cleaning and future disclosure + compounding factors caused by the evolution of the manufacturing industry; 
  • Challenges faced by the testing industry and what that means for consumers; 
  • Addressing legislative and leadership failure with respect to meth contamination at the rental property; 
  • Best practice suggestions for landlords and property managers. 

Steve Hegh is a long time APIA member, landlord and Managing Director for both Professional Testing Services and New Zealand Healthy Homes. 

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