Do non-smoking lease provisions inhibit a landlord’s ability to fill residential vacancies?
No (80%, 12 Votes)
Yes (20%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 15
A trend toward non-smoking apartment buildings is growing, as reported in a recent New York Times article. In a cursory Craigslist search for apartments where smoking was permitted, only four were found in the five boroughs of New York City.
Though this research was conducted in New York City, this same trend is mirrored on the opposite side of the nation. On the West Coast, many California landlords have begun including a non-smoking addendumAn attachment to the lease agreement which includes any provision agreed to but not included in the boilerplate provisions of the lease agreement. in their lease agreements, specifying the areas in which a tenant may smoke, all other areas being prohibited.
Reasons for smoking prohibitions are threefold:
to protect the long-term health of tenants exposed to secondhand smoke;
to safeguard the premises from fire and smoke related damage; and
to limit disputes between neighboring tenants related to a smoking nuisance.
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