Drugs squads are raiding a cannabis factory nearly once every hour and seizing drugs worth hundreds of millions of pounds in an industry dubbed a growing menace by police commanders.
On average, 21 drugs factories are closed every day by police. Continue reading Drugs police raid a cannabis factory once every hour
"A round up of some of the illegal cannabis farms in buy to lets"
A landlord is counting the cost of taking a year’s rent upfront from renters who turned out to be a drugs gang who turned his buy to let home in to a cannabis factory.
The house was destroyed in a fire sparked by the gang tampering with the electricity supply to bypass meters in the house.
Neighbours alerted the fire service and police to the blaze in the early hours, but flames ripped through the property before the fire was brought under control.
Hundreds of cannabis plants were found in every room in the house at Sutherland Road, Hazel Leys, Corby. Continue reading Buy to Let Cannabis Farm Goes Up in Flames
Cannabis growers are a serious problem
Police, landlords and letting agents are in the front line of the fight against drugs in towns and cities across the UK.
Cannabis factories are a real problem in residential and commercial rental properties with a dozen or so raids a day on suspected growers.
To highlight the problem, here is a snapshot of cannabis related incidents that have all happened this week: Continue reading Landlords in the front line in war against drugs
Council spends £25,000 on repairing death-trap HMO
A death-trap letting property seized by a council because the tenants lived in such appalling conditions has cost around £25,000 to repair.
The house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Peterborough had blocked drains, uncapped gas pipes and a bypassed electric meter. Continue reading Latest property horror stories
Cannabis factories is a growing problem for buy to let landlords as more criminal gangs rent homes to grow the Class B drug.
Recent cases across the country have highlighted a common thread in the gangs that are running the farms – Continue reading Cannabis farms are a growing problem for buy to let owners
The risk of drugs gangs preying on unsuspecting buy to let landlords to set up cannabis farms was highlighted in two separate court cases this week.
Insurer Aviva warned property owners that claims for damage to property had soared by almost a third last year as police seized more than 750,000 plants – mostly in lots of less than 50 plants. Continue reading Buy to let cannabis farmers jailed