After an unbelievable bad experiences with Real estates, EQC, Public Trust to sell our house we came across Kane Lawson. On my first phone call to him I was very impressed with his professional manner. He explained how the process was going to work, what we had to do every step of the way. What he said was exactly to the dot of how it took place. His honesty was a breath of fresh air to us after being run around in circles and costing more and more money with other dealings.
I always thought that testimonials were mostly jacked up by friends etc, but I can honestly say I am writing this on what we experienced
Kane never pressured us in fact quite the opposite, he gave us as much time as we needed to get our heads around the process.
I wish Kane all the best for his future

Jan St Albans, Christchurch

After deciding to sell our house as-is, I contacted Kane and other as-is buyers to discuss our situation. I was immediately impressed by Kane’s honest and open approach and after discussing his repair methods and how he intended to remediate the property, it was apparent that he would be completing an appropriately engineered repair, as compared to the other as-is buyers I met with who were vague about their methods.

Through the whole process Kane has been fantastic to deal with, giving us as much time as we required to settle, even extending that time to allow completion of our build. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kane to anyone who was looking to sell their house, and have done so now on two occasions. Kane’s upfront approach to the way he conducts his business was refreshing and I wish him all the very best.


Tony and Kirsten Parklands, Christchurch

After our son got in touch with Kane regarding our old family home we decided to go ahead and deal with him . Quote was quick no buggering around or changing the numbers.( like another person did ) )Kane very pleasant to work with and promptly answered questions .

Would not hesitate to use him again or recommend him to others.


Jean and Bob Somerfield, Christchurch

We contacted Kane after hearing one his advertisements on the radio. We were just finalising our EQC settlement and wanted to sell our house As Is.
From the beginning Kane was great to deal with and after a very short time came back with a realistic offer and an unconditional contract that we were happy with. Through the whole process Kane was great to deal with even extending settlement by another month due to Covid lockdown.
There are plenty of cowboys out there will lowball the offer price and a conditional contract, with Kane it is truly a matter of what you see is what you get with no fishhooks or last minute changes.

Peter and Gilly, New Brighton

When EQC admitted they needed to re-repair their earlier repairs, my heart sank! To avoid all that hassle, I investigated the option of grabbing the payout, selling as is where is and finding a new place. I contacted several land agents but noticed an advertisement in the Press from Kane Lawson. On phoning Kane, he promptly visited and was quite clear in all his dealings, had the house inspected by his own staff and made an offer which I was happy to accept as it was competitive compared to the vague “valuation ” offered elsewhere. An added bonus was that there was no agent’s commission. Kane was very flexible regarding the settlement date to allow me to find a new home. The Lockdown created unexpected delays but Kane kept in touch and ensured the final handover went smoothly and that I moved on a day most convenient for me. He even suggested I take a few cuttings and plants to kick start my new garden. I’m so glad I noticed that advertisement!!

Sandra, Christchurch

I can absolutely vouch for Kane I had been badly hoodwinked not once but twice promised the world and delivered just bullshit, sorry for swearing, Kane at first gave me the best advice while I was going through this very bad time, in then end he helped me out of a very stressful situation and was so helpful not only to me but my tenants also. He did exactly what he said he would do an unconditional contract, please beware of taking a conditional contract under the as is process I found them to be very dodgy, with deposit paid immediately, contract completed after 3 days of tenants moving out. He is my hero in what was a horrible time for me. If Jacinda wasn’t doing such a good job I would put Kane up for the job. Thank you so much Kane from the bottom of my heart.

Valda, Christchurch

Kane recently purchased our home in Cashmere. We found him to be completely reliable, flexible and genuine. He evened helped us with advice on properties we looked at purchasing! An all round nice guy who we have no problem recommending to anyone.

Nicky, Cashmere

After 10 long years EQC and the insurance company decided that we should be paid out.  we were left wondering what to do, do we stay and fix it ourselves or sell as is.  I heard an advert on the radio for my new start, and thought it was a good idea to look into this.  I answered the website and very quickly Kane rang and made arrangements to come and see us.  Kane is very knowledgeable on what needs to be done, and never once put pressure on us to sell.  We actually put it on hold for a couple of months before we agreed with Kane to sign over to him.  with a long settlement date we had plenty of time to look for the ideal home to move to. Once we had found one the process of bringing this forward was very easy and every went through with no problems.

Kane has been so helpful with everything even on moving day.  I would thoroughly recommend using My New Start and Kane if you are in the position of wanting to Sell your house as is.

Cheryl & Paul, Christchurch

Kane was incredibly helpful and flexible through the entire process – especially with the uncertainty I had around when settlement would occur. Kane is a shining example of a fair, honest and hard-working Kiwi who I would recommend to anyone who needs to sell a house as-is where is. I commend him for contributing to the repair of Canterbury’s housing stock

Carl, Christchurch

It was a pleasure to deal with Kane in person, as advertised. He was always positive, flexible, reasonable and straightforward, offering a fair deal and sticking with it, despite the challenges thrown up by a tricky site, and a COVID lockdown.

Grant & Lynley, Cashmere, Christchurch