Tennant Kicked Out Of Property After Leaving Marijuana Plant On Table During House Inspection
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House inspections can be a bit of a stressful experience because even though you spent hours cleaning everything up, the estate agent or landlord could find an issue with anything.
It's even worse when your place is on the market and you've got potential buyers coming through every couple of days. Nine times out of ten, though, you get everything sorted and it's not too much of a nightmare.
However, one Kiwi tenant found out the hard way what happens when you don't tidy up during these inspections.
According to the New Zealand Herald, tenant Anthony Kenneth Murrell left cannabis plants on a 'big' table and in a laundry cupboard and was found to be growing the illegal plant with a 'a very high-power heating and lighting system'.
The letting agent told the Tenancy Tribunal hearing into Mr Murrell's case: "Murrell must have come into the house at some stage during the open home because by the time the house was locked up, they were gone."
The first indication that something wasn't quite right was when the property owner Ravindra Pal Singh found a power cord going from the house into the granny flat where Anthony was living.
Mr Singh eventually found the heating and lighting system as well as a bunch of small cannabis plants and removed them immediately.
The property owner found more than two dozen smaller plants around the flat in the next few days so decided to confront him about it.
Murrell was straight up with his illegal dealings, admitting he was growing the plants 'and making a bit of money out of it, but not a lot'.
The Tenancy Tribunal hearing has concluded that Murrell was in violation of the Residential Tenancies Act and would have to hand over $510 in unpaid rent to Mr Singh.
Well, Murrell should have taken a leaf out of this British dealer's operation.
Officers seized 2,000 plants and growing equipment during the raid at the Gala Bingo Hall in Kettering, Northampton last month.
Shocking photographs shared by local authorities show that not an inch of floor space was spared in the operation, with rows of cannabis plants and sophisticated hydroponic cultivation equipment filling the building.
According to Northamptonshire Police, the entire haul could have been worth around £2.8m ($3.5m) a year.
Nobody was inside the cannabis factory but the bingo hall's kitchen had been in use. The plants were also said to have been about three weeks away from harvest and distribution.