See testimonials form families who have started their new beginning after working alongside Kane. Buying earthquake damaged homes in Christchurch is what I do.

Our testimonials will show I am flexible and will negotiate terms that suit you first such as extended settlement dates, that offer you a chance to find alternative living arrangements before settlement.

Kane is the only person you will deal with throughout each step of the process and he will work with you in a clear concise and positive attitude all while being very transparent, no funny business here.

Consider selling your as is where is damaged homes in Christchurch to MyNewStart and begin planning for your future.

Warren and Carol, Woolston 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”

Hans and Janneke, Parklands 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.

Blair and Jacquelyn, Linwood 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.

John, 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

Linda and Jayson, Aranui 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.

Anne, Woolston 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.

Robyn, Parklands 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.

Abbey and Dave, Burwood Christchurch

It has been such an easy process to deal with Kane. He takes the stress away, you are only dealing with one person and he is honest and up front. You know exactly where you stand with Kane. He explained things in terms we could understand.
We would highly recommend Kane Lawson.
Thanks for allowing us to be able to move on.
Thanks again Kane.
Abbey, Dave and Lachie.

Paul and Sarah, Avondale Christchurch

If you’re considering selling your home as an “as is where is” property then we would highly recommend seriously considering talking to Kane Lawson owner of My New Start. We sold our as is where is property to Kane and he was tremendous to deal with. Kane is very knowledgeable in all aspects and is open and honest in his dealings. Kane was able to be realistic with us about repair strategies and the undertaking of what is involved if you were considering going ahead with carrying out repairs. Kane was very fair, reasonable, as well as accommodating around working in with us on a suitable settlement date that worked for us. He truely was refreshing and straight up to deal with during the entire process and explained things clearly (no smokescreens). Kane couldn’t have been more helpful and understanding, after having already gone through a very stressful period of time of owning an earthquake damaged property. Our sincerest thanks to you Kane for everything and for your integrity in which you carried out this transaction.

Daniel & Vanessa, Redwood Christchurch

Kane went above and beyond for us when we sold our as is, where is home. We contacted him on a Friday evening, he emailed back within an hour, we then set a viewing appointment for Sunday. He presented us with an offer on the day, which was the price we wanted. Kane handled all the details of the transaction with extreme professionalism. Kane also provided a long settlement period to ensure we had time to get our affairs in order before looking at purchasing another house. As it transpired, we found a house within days, not only was the settlement accelerated to 3 weeks, he also met and liaised closely with the Real Estate agent to ensure the best chance of purchase for us given that our new house, had multiple offers on it, we were successful. I can’t say enough how truly pleased we were with the experience. Fast sale, faster settlement along with all the additional help and support. Thank you Kane, 5 stars!

Sharon and Peter, St Albans Christchurch

A few months ago I made contact with Kane after hearing his advert on the radio about buying “as is where is houses” etc.

My husband and I had a block of flats which were in need of a great deal of work and were not in the usual state that you would hope to achieve when putting a property to market. I contacted him without much expectation of a reasonable outcome.

Kane met us on site with his business partner on Waitangi day. They had done quite a lot of homework on the property before they got there. We walked around the site and too my surprise they were not scared off. We had some preemptive chats outside the property then they followed us home and discussed it further over a cup of tea. They presented us an offer which we did not accept because we felt it was too low. They had a discussion outside then came back with a revised offer with a some compromises and a later settlement date. Their offer was not what we might have hoped for on the open market with a tidied up property but it was a very fair and transparent offer with compromises on both sides and no strings attached.

The sale has now been completed. Kane was been very straight forward and honest to deal with, he has kept us informed every step of the way. He has always answered my phone calls and emails promptly and advised be of any changes to expected process.


When I contacted Kane to be honest I was expecting a snake oil salesman. What we found however was a fair and reasonable hard working young man of integrity who was true to his word, honest and transparent in his dealing with us. He was able to give us our desired outcome with a minimum of fuss and bother for us and a fair deal for both parties.


We really appreciate your help Kane and wish you every success with your business and future venture.

Thank you