Costs of Drug Activity in Rental Property

The Price of Allowing Criminal Activity to Operate Out of Rental Property
When drug criminals and other destructive residents reside and operate out of a rental property, neighborhoods suffer and landlords pay a high price that may include:
  • Decline in property values, particularly when the activity begins affecting the reputation of the neighborhood
  • Property damage arising from abuse, retaliation, neglect, and Police Department raids
  • Fire resulting from methamphetamine manufacturing or marijuana growing operations
  • Civil penalties, including temporary closure of the property
  • Possible property seizure
  • Loss of rent during the eviction and repair periods
  • Fear and frustration when dealing with dangerous and threatening residents
  • Increased resentment and anger between neighbors and property managers
  • The loss of other valued residents