What happens if you smoke in your condo?

What happens if you smoke in your condo?

Condo boards have many recourses for dealing with owners who continually violate the rules. For instance, if you’re ruining other units by smoking or annoying your nearby neighbors with the smell, then your board may attempt to convince you to sell, which is completely legal.

When can a condo board evict a smoker?

Matters can also get tricky when condo corporations regulate how far away you need to be from facilities like doorways or air intakes before you can smoke. When Can a Condo Board Evict?

What to do about secondhand smoke in apartments?

Secondhand smoke seeping into apartments or condominiums from neighboring units poses both a health risk and a significant nuisance. The only fail-proof solution to this problem is for buildings to go entirely smokefree, either by a policy voluntarily adopted by building management or by local ordinance.

How does smoking affect a multifamily rental property?

In a multifamily unit, smoke will permeate the walls and affect your other tenants. If any of your other renters are non-smokers, they will soon complain and move out. Smoke will get in the common area, either by leaching under the doors, or as smokers take that last puff as they enter the building.

Can you smoke in a smoke free condo?

Yes! Smoke Free Condos by Dr. Joyce Starr explains how to overcome condo declaration barriers. She also highlights state laws. Amazon 5 Star Reviews. “I worked for the American Lung Association under a health initiative designed to restrict smoking inside condo units.

What can condo associations do about smoking in units?

Here’s what condo associations can do about smoking in units. Without an amendment to the condominium declaration and bylaws to ban smoking in units, a condo board cannot stop a unit owner from lighting up at home. However, the board may adopt rules and regulations to limit smoke transmission between units.

What to do if you have secondhand smoke in your apartment?

Talk with your doctor if secondhand smoke is affecting your health and get a note from them that exposure to secondhand smoke is or may be contributing to your illness. Talk with your landlord/property manager about the secondhand smoke problem in your apartment.

Can a homeowners association take action against a smoker?

If the troublesome smoker lives in a planned development or a condominium with covenants, conditions, and restrictions (“CC&Rs”) prohibiting smoking, then either you or the homeowners’ association may take legal action against the smoker. See Understanding Homeowners’ Associations & CC&Rs.