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Growing Marijuana in Your Rental Property: Legal in California?

Inspections Crucial in ‘Marijuana County USA’

Humboldt County, California is known as ‘Marijuana County USA’ for its prominence as a marijuana-growing hub.  More than one-fifth of the county’s residents grow marijuana. What happens when you discover your tenants are growing marijuana in your rental property?

growing marijuana in your rental propertyLee Marvel managed his rental property himself when he discovered his tri-plex had been transformed into an elaborate marijuana growing operation. According to Lee, “The property was a catastrophe. They had turned all of the units into a marijuana production house. The walls they removed and unique renovations they made had ruined his complex of 3 rental units.” Because Lee had moved out of state, he was unable to keep a close eye on his property. “My biggest mistake was not hiring Real Property Management when I moved to Arizona, as I was too far away to manage this property as closely as I needed,” Lee said.

Darus Trutna, owner of Real Property Management Humboldt, growing marijuana in your rental propertyand his team of professionals took over management of the property 3 years ago and oversaw the rehabilitation of the home.

According to Darus, “When marijuana growers sneak their way into a property, they often cause large amounts of damage in a very short growing marijuana in your rental propertyperiod. As a Property Manager in Humboldt County, we work hard to ensure our clients’ properties are protected from growers and other negligent individuals.   We conduct thorough background screenings and frequent property evaluations to confirm that the property is being maintained.

Medical marijuana is legal in California, recreational marijuana is not.  But because marijuana is not legalized under federal law, it trumps all state and local laws, further complicating matters. The federal government and states across the country are now dealing with legalization of medical and recreational marijuana and the widespread ramifications it creates.

Lee is thrilled with the service Real Property Management Humboldt provides. “They have been excellent and turned out to be the answer to my professional property managerprayers.  I really like the video clips they send me when they evaluate my rental property so I can see my rental property both inside and out.”

All Real Property Management offices offer routine property evaluations, and often provide photos or videos of the evaluation to give you peace of mind.

Contact your local office to have your rental property assessed.

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  1. Roger says:

    I live in California. Is it OK for me to rent my warehouse (8,000 square feet) to a man that wants to grow weed there. I have a mortgage. Will the bank need to OK it as well. Legally should the bank care, as long as they get paid every month?

  2. Gordon Gecko says:

    I wouldn’t. The grow lights could cause a fire and then you’d be liable. Also, the word gets out fast that pot is being grown, creating the danger of theft and/or an unsavory crowd visiting the warehouse. Your warehouse could turn into a crack house if other drugs are brought in for barter and there’s also the danger of large sums of money changing hands on your premises.