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The Impact Of Illegal Drug Activity In A Build-To-Rent Community

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05/05/2020

When illegal drug activity in the private rented sector is discussed, we are automatically drawn to images of old terraced houses with lofts or basements converted into Cannabis farms or deprived areas with boarded up property. We do not usually picture new, clean, well presented apartments in high-end developments.

A Build-to-Rent apartment complex with an onsite management team is unlikely to have a problem with Cannabis farms, but it may still be affected by other drug related problems. Residents and/or their visitors personally using illegal drugs within the building, distribution of illegal drugs from within the building or in the vicinity and the storage of drugs in apartments, are a few of the issues which could arise.

Deborah Brown Litigation Executive and PRS Housing Consultant at Walker Morris discusses how, once you become aware of illegal drug activity, you can use a three step process to identity the category of impact, assess the risk caused by it and what action can then be taken. To read the full article visit the UKAA website here.

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