To the untrained eye, residential and commercial properties are just that; homes to individuals and families, and business bases. Leases contain a raft of provisions and restrictions on use, with the prevention of illegal and/or immoral uses very much standard across the property industry.
But when those properties are rented, how much do you as a landlord know about what goes on inside? When you grant exclusive rights to use a property, how often can and should you inspect to ensure lease provisions are being observed?
A number of recent cases have revealed that an increasing number of commercial properties are being used for the illegal cultivation of cannabis; whilst residential properties have housed this problem for many years, the rise in the use of commercial premises is noticeable.