The importance of vetting would-be tenants by conducting thorough tenancy credit checks and following up references is an important factor for private landlords, it would seem.

According to the BBC, many rented properties in north Wales have been used by tenants for growing cannabis - and the homes have been damaged severely as a result.

Private landlords who were affected by the so-called cannabis factories appearing in their properties have had to pay large amounts of money to straighten up their investments as a result.

Some 12 Vietnamese nationals, who ran eight cannabis farms across the north Wales area in rented houses in Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy and Flintshire, have recently been sent to prison after police caught up with their activities.

Thousands of pounds were needed from private landlords' insurance firms to pay for the damage repairs.

Over the course of this year, the National Landlords Association has been aiming to raise awareness of drugs crime in the private rented sector. It has advised landlords to undertake regular checks of their properties.

Written by Mark Garner

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