tennant smoking

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  1. giraffez

    giraffez Well-Known Member

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    I hate the smell of cigarette smoke in my property. Can I put something in my lease that says no smoking? And or advertise the property as non smoking apartment?

    In nsw
     
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  2. PMC Property

    PMC Property Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle, Toowoomba Business Member

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    Do you have a property manager in the relevant state? They would be the best person to ask.
     
  3. giraffez

    giraffez Well-Known Member

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    I just want to check on this forum first, I've been previously bitten by agents telling me the wrong thing
     
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    Fairly sure my leases specify no smoking inside. But this is Queensland where nobody smokes inside anywhere
     
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    PMC Property Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle, Toowoomba Business Member

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    Me too! ...and that is the point at which you need to change agents, otherwise what are you paying them for?
     
  6. giraffez

    giraffez Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I have changed agents, but the previous experience has left me suspicious of what they agents tell me:confused:
     
  7. Xenia

    Xenia Well-Known Member

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    There should always be a no smoking clause in your leases and application forms.
     
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  8. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    Since we're REISA members, we use their template documents. Their standard clauses contain one that says no smoking anywhere on the property.

    Its probably not very enforceable; won't get far trying to evict someone for living their life. You can use bond for repairing any walls or curtains etc covered in it though.

    This is where home opens come in - not only are they for people to see if they like the house, they're also to see if PMs like the people.
     
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    thanks, so I'm not breaching any laws if I advertise as non smoking apartment when I put it up for rental?
     
  10. Ted Varrick

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    Giraffez, thinking outside the box, I suppose it depends on what your tenants are smoking.

    I understand that the new strata laws in NSW can determine that smoking is a nuisance and in breach of by-laws so it might be worth checking with your Strata Committee and/or Manager as to where the OC stand on this matter.

    On the other hand, you might need to either call the cops... or call the tenants and tell them you are bringing over some pizzas and a case of Crownies...
     
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    Like pets not being there, tenants are gunna do what they want between announced inspections, what can you/we do about it.

    Make the place as durable as possible.
    Re smoking, whilst it only helps, no fabric window coverings, no carpet, vents in ceilings, whirlybird on roof.
    But hard with an apartment etc though.