Real estate agent found guilty of misconduct

The New Zealand Herald has published an article highlighting the responsibilities of Real Estate Agents when it comes to disclosure. If you would like to see it on the Herald site please click here.


A young family is suing a real estate agent and his firm after a property marketed as a “great family home with ample potential” was found to be contaminated with P.

Pahiatua-based Bayleys agent Andrew Rankin has been suspended for three months and found guilty of two charges of misconduct after failing to tell the family who was moving into the house that it had tested positive for methamphetamine.

The mother and her two preschool aged children only learned their home was a potential health risk when an anonymous letter was delivered to the house.

The new owners’ lawyers are now preparing to head to court and seeking damages after Rankin and Bayleys refused to pay compensation they sought.


If you suspect your property is contaminated please call a testing company.  We can suggest a few independent reputable testing companies to help you.  Please contact us on 09 216 8344. And of course call us first to get the best possible result if your property has been found with meth contamination.