LANDLORDS are being advised to check their properties are not being used to cultivate drugs.

A property in Telegraph Hill, New Cross, was recently raided by Lewisham Police and found to contain 20 fully grown cannabis plants.

Officers seized the plants and spoke with the landlord who had no idea the tenants had caused £2,500 worth of damage by using the flat as a drug factory.

Sergeant Karl Parish of the Telegraph Hill safer neighbourhoods team said: "It is important landlords minimise their risk of people using their properties for growing drugs by ensuring they have the correct documentation for tenants."

Anyone with information on the Telegraph Hill property should call police on 020 8721 2722 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.