Today we’re discussing a topic that has become pretty popular with rental property owners and landlords. That’s what to do when you encounter marijuana in your property. This is a complicated legal issue and how you handle it depends on what’s permitted in your particular area.
When your tenants move in, you need to properly screen those tenants so you’ll know if they are planning to grow marijuana on your property or not. If they decide to grow it after they move in, they’ll need to have the proper documentation and licenses to do so. Every city and county has different ordinances, so make sure you know what’s required in your area.
As a landlord, you also need to think about attracting the wrong kind of attention to your property. When you have someone in your property growing marijuana, you’re going to get a lot of people noticing. You don’t want someone trying to break into your property or vandalizing the property. There could be criminals who attempt to steal the plants. You don’t want that risk.
Removing the Tenant
Finally, let’s say your renter does grow marijuana and has all the required documentation in order to grow in while in compliance with the law, but you still want that tenant out of your property. This can be a legal challenge and you need to know what is allowed and what isn’t. We recommend you talk to an attorney for advice.
If you’re not sure what to do, you can also contact us at Smooth Sailing Realty and Property Management. We’d be happy to help you.