At last we are in our new house in Rangiora. Still settling in and plenty to do. Won’t have a lawn until September, the day it was going to be sown 26 March, was Level 4 day so didn’t happen.
Thanks very much for your help during the lock down and your understanding when we couldn’t settle on 9th April. Was getting a bit concerned that our world was about to fall apart. Your agreement to put settlement day 5 days after we got out of level 4 regardless of when it was going to be was most helpful and your follow up phone calls of reassurance were much appreciated.
Hope all goes well with the repairs, really pleased that you are going to do a proper job, unlike some of the horror stories I have heard about.
Thanks again and all the best.

BoBo and Shona, Rangiora

After an arduous battle with the EQC and insurance company we rang my new start on hearing an ad on the radio, we were extremely impressed with Kane lawson very professional and knowledgeable, we were also very satisfied with the offer and how smooth and efficient the process was, giving us time to find our new home.

Chris and Amy, New Brighton Christchurch

Having an earthquake damaged home hasn’t been easy and when it comes to my home, my trust in people had diminished, however having gone through the “as is where is” selling process with Kane it has restored my faith and trust in people.

The process was effortless, you deal directly with  Kane, and in his calm, reassuring manner he answered all questions on the spot, he advised ways forward where I didn’t think there were any.  There was no pressure, he gave me plenty of time to mull over the information to make a decision that was right for me.

Kane gave a fair market appraisal, was upfront and honest about what I could expect to receive for the sale and why,  I was kept informed every step of the way.

Kane acted with integrity, it was important to him that I felt comfortable about the sale of my home.  His concern was genuine, he made every effort to work to my timeframes.  When the news of alert levels came, he kept me informed, calling to reassure me he would still be in a position to settle, and when lock down news came he worked hard to ensure we could settle a few days earlier.

I am grateful to Kane as it is truly my new start.


Jules, Christchurch

We decided to sell our ” as is ” house.
After contacting Kane via email, he responded the next day. After meeting Kane to look through the house, an offer was made on the spot, which was very fair.
Kane had done his homework prior to the meeting which was impressive, and went through the process of what he would do with the property. Everything was up front.
The process was seamless and we would highly recommend Kane at ” My New Start”

Warren and Carol, Woolston Christchurch

After moving out of our “as is” house we contacted “My new start” and Kane got back to us within the promised 24 hours.

After some questions we made an appointment to meet and Kane, he had a good look through our house.

He made an offer on the spot and it was an offer we were happy with.

The next day we signed the paperwork and 4 weeks later we settled.

Things went quick, simple and all communication was really good.

And the really pleasant thing was that all communication was always with Kane, that was the only person we had contact with and we think that works absolutely brilliant!!

We recommend getting in contact with Kane at My new start if you are wondering what to do with your “as is” house, it worked out great for us!!

Thank you Kane, it was great doing business with you.

Hans and Janneke, Parklands Christchurch

We found Kane from My New Start very straight forward to deal with. Our conversations with him were open and honest and he communicated in a timely manner with us. Overall the process of selling our ‘as is where is property’ was easy and we are happy to recommend My New Start to anyone in the same situation.

Blair and Jacquelyn, Linwood Christchurch

I recently had occasion to consider what to do about a property which had been re-assessed for earthquake damage. As part of that process I came into contact with Kane Lawson of My New Start.

My discussions with Kane quickly led me to the decision to sell my property to Kane’s company on an as-is-where-is basis.

Throughout the discussions I had with Kane I found him to be open, direct and honest with full and detailed disclosure regarding the offer which he put before me. It has been a pleasure dealing with Kane and this has been the most hassle-free property transaction I have been involved in. Kane has a very pleasant and easy-going manner and if you are in a similar position with a quake-damaged property I have no hesitation in recommending him to you as the person to contact.

John Wilson Linwood

John, Linwood Christchurch

We currently live in Australia and were at a loss as to what to do with our house in Christchurch which was badly damaged in the earthquakes.  We contacted Kane on a Saturday afternoon and asked him for his advice.  Without hesitation Kane said leave it with me I will check out the condition of your house and let you know what I can do for you.

The next day (Sunday) he called us and advised that he would organise for an engineer to inspect the property and let us know the outcome.

Kane took all the pressure and stress of us and looked after everything for us. With us living in Australia that was such a relief for us. Kane is such a caring person who always had our best interests at heart.

There is no doubt in our minds that without Kane we would still be struggling to try and sort out our very badly damaged house.

Kane’s knowledge and dedication to helping us was outstanding. He went over and above our expectations to help us.

I would recommend Kane to anyone without hesitation.

Linda and Jayson, Aranui Christchurch

Kane recently bought my ‘as is where is’ home for what I thought was a very fair price. It was a pleasure to dealing with him and he was very understanding with my needs. I was able to choose my own leaving date. He kept the communication going all the way through, and made the process really smooth and easy. I would totally recommend him to anyone else.

Anne Kelly.

Anne, Woolston Christchurch

It’s been great dealing with you for the sale of my property. You’ve been sensitive to my needs and you’ve been available to answer my questions.
Thank you for making it happen easily and painlessly.

Robyn, Parklands Christchurch