RCMP commends Navtaj's article on Grow op Houses
Navtaj Chandhoke is a Canadian-based real estate investor, speaker, author and educator. He is the founder of the Professional Real Estate Investors Group (PREIG) Canada and World Wealth Builders leading real estate investor’s education, support, network and mentoring program. He has been proving real estate education since 1993.
On April 27th, Navtaj Chandhoke received an email from RCMP’s Communication Strategist of Serious and Organized Crime, Marc-Andre Massie. This email stated that they commend his recent article in reference to the RCMP’s strategy to combat illegal marijuana grow operations and the related organized crime groups. The Professional Real Estate Investors Group (PREIG) Canada is supporting the RCMP initiative and is engaged with promoting the Marijuana Grow op houses Initiative (MGI).
In this article, Navtaj Chandhoke stressed that every Canadian Real Estate Investor should always do their due diligence and if required, check the RCMP website to verify if the property has ever been a Grow op houses. Grow op houses can be health hazards causing problems such as mold. Due to the nature of this crime, it has the potential of devaluating the property prices as well as the value of all the properties in the neighbourhood which in return will affect any investment strategies.
Every province has different laws, in many cases it is not part of the law to give full or even partial disclosure to the new home buyer or the real estate investor.
The majority of Canadian Real Estate investors prefer to invest in safer communities where they can create good rental pools for people who prefer to rent or lease.
The RCMP is launching the website to let Canadian’s know which properties were grow ops, which can raise a red flag. The RMCP is also seeking approval from Navtaj Chandhoke to reference his articles into their monthly MGI, which gets sent to their entire force. They have also requested to continuously receive more insights from Navtaj about upcoming events, information and support that would benefit the RCMP.