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Estate Agent Posts Listing With Photos Of Former Cannabis Farm

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Estate Agent Posts Listing With Photos Of Former Cannabis Farm

A three-bedroom house that had previously been used as a cannabis farm went up for auction earlier this month.

Estate agents advertising the property shared a slew of images, including some of what look to be a less-than-legal cannabis-growing operation within the house.

Images of the property shared on Rightmove showed one room filled with small plant pots, while the windows are covered with plastic.

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Another showed a homemade ventilation shaft running through the property, which is situated in Hyde in Greater Manchester.

A note on the listing said: "Please note the original internal pictures used were historic."

James Ashworth, Director of Landwood Property Auctions, told The Sun: "We know this might look shocking to the average house buyer, but this is an end of the market that auctioneers and estate agents work in every day. It's just very rarely spoken about.

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"Landwood Group is frequently asked by receivers to sell properties at auction like this.

"This property was formerly owned by a convicted criminal and it was being sold under Proceeds of Crime legislation in order to bring funds back into the public purse.

"Our online auctions in particular provide the quickest and most transparent route to achieve a sale.

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"We are bound by the Consumer Protection Regulations 2008 to be completely transparent in all listings, words and pictures.

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"This is so any potential buyer knows exactly what they are purchasing from us. It also helps place the guide price in context.

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"Like all good estate agents, Landwood Group takes a common sense approach to such listings and we aim to give potential buyers the information they need to make an informed decision."

The property had a guide price of £90,000 but sold for £135,250 earlier this month.

Back in October, officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) found a huge cannabis farm worth around £1million inside a nightclub in Coventry.

Inside the club, they found around 1,000 plants over three floors.

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Cops found £150,000 worth of 'sophisticated' growing, planting and irrigation equipment.

Three men were arrested and charged with producing a class B drug.

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Topics: UK News, Property, crime, Drugs, Weird

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