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Cannabis farms can operate in industrial premises – could you spot the signs?


Cannabis farms are often run by organised criminals who may even employ vulnerable adults to run their business. If you are renting large industrial space and have concerns about a business or tenant get in touch today. 


Signs of a cannabis farm include:

·       Poor or no references from a previous letting agent

·       Offering to pay several months in advance

·       Preference to pay rent in cash without reasonable cause

·       Wanting to keep the utility bills in a landlord’s name

·       Asking for complete privacy, requesting no periodic inspections or preventing the inspection of the property even when given reasonable notice

·       Changing locks to keep landlords and agents away from a property.


If you suspect something please contact us via our website – https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/  where you can Live Chat our staff.


Alternatively, you can tell Crimestoppers what you know, without telling them who you are. Call 0800 555 111.


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