Police have advised private landlords to check their properties regularly to combat the risk of their tenants being involved in criminal activities, such as managing cannabis factories.

Drugs squad detective inspector at Gwent Police Paul Evans wants landlords and other property managers to assist in the battle against drug problems in rental properties.

A guide was published by police yesterday, which outlines the steps private landlords can take when searching for new tenants to minimise the risk of being caught up in drug activity.

Credit and reference checks could be one way private landlords could choose to vet tenants as they look to secure reliable accommodation users who will be less likely to default on rent payments amid the current economic climate.

Indeed, a survey by the National Landlords Association published last month found that 71 per cent of phone calls from private landlords to its advice service were on the subject of procedures to take when tenants were not paying rent.ADNFCR-2002-ID-19065900-ADNFCR

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