Info evening for property investors
Methamphetamine testing on properties will be one of the topics discussed at a seminar next week for home owners.
The seminar is aimed at landlords and future investment property owners and covers the updates to the Governments Health and Safety at Work Act which has changed the regulations around health and safety and the residential tenancy act.
It covers methamphetamine testing, insulation, smoke alarms and insurance.
Matamata LJ Hooker property investment manager Liz Stewart says the information evening is a must for anyone who owns a property so they can protect themselves and their investment.
Stewart says in July 2016, the smoke alarm changes came in. Previous to that, it was down to the landlords insurance if they needed smoke alarms or not which creates a grey area over responsibility.
‘‘We have a lot of landlords ringing us and asking questions, a lot to do with the changes in the Health and Safety at Work Act. So we are talking through those changes. There are a lot of implications for them.
‘‘All these changes are very sensible.’’
Stewart says the methamphet- amine problem is a very important topic and she is sure people will gain a lot from speaker Martin Capener, who is a methamphetamine tester and former Matamata senior police constable.
‘‘The meth problem is getting more publicity, so that’s a worry for landlords. Tenants are worried about it too, they want somewhere safe for their families to live.’’
Other speakers include Clive Turley from Smart Insulation, Lyndon Johns from the Matamata fire service and Diane Nelson discussing insurance.
‘‘It’s a way of bringing these knowledgeable people together so landlords or future property investors can make good decisions and be informed. These are important issues to look at and get answers for.’’
She says this is information evening.
‘‘We are making it easier for strictly an landlords to be informed. It will be an opportunity to have a great evening out and to chat with other investors.’’
The information seminar will be On September 14, Matamata RSA, Ngaio Street from 5.30-7.30pm. Please RSVP by phoning LJ Hooker on 888 5677.