April 2016 Newsletter

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      Landlord tip
 Nobody knows how many houses in NZ are affected by methamphetamine, also known as speed, pure, P, burn, goey, crank, meth, crystal, ice and yaba. What we do know is the huge problems created by meth labs, due to the health risks to anyone who subsequently lives in the property. It is interesting that around 70% of the meth labs found by Police are in rental properties.
 It can be hard to spot a meth lab or meth usage, especially when a property manager is required to give 48 hrs before inspections. There can be odours but it is very easy to mask residual smells with 48 hours notice. Nevertheless, here are a couple of signs to look out..

  • Unusual rewiring or plumbing or the presence of extractor fans in unusual places.
  • Signs of smoking inside the house, with piles of cigarettes outside the property.
  • Chemical stains around kitchen sinks, laundry sinks or toilets.
  • Etching or staining of concrete, particularly outside drains. Also corroded drains.
  • Covered windows with more than curtains.

There are different ways of testing for meth. Self testing kits at around $20 are cheap and provide instant results but have a lower sensitivity and may give a false reading. They are indicative only. Lab based testing is very accurate. You can expect to pay around  $250 for lab based testing depending on the size of the property.
Here is a video every Meth user should watch.



       TINZ tip

NZ Passport Verification has arrived. If you choose ' NZ Passport' as the Photo ID you will notice the option in the Search table to verify the passport. We are also working towards the ability to check International Passports.

 Full Drivers Licence Search. This new search option will only show up in the Results page if you get a negative or zero response where your Drivers Licence ID verification should show Yes/ No. This more advanced search gives complete information regarding a persons Drivers Licence with information including status, class/stage, endorsements, conditions and exemptions.

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