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Why do I smell cigarette smoke when there is none?

Why do I smell cigarette smoke when there is none?

Unfortunately, some causes of smelling cigarette smoke when nobody is smoking are very serious. “These phantom smells can be caused by damage to the olfactory nerve by chemicals, or infection with a virus or bacteria, or trauma. “A tumor of the brain or the olfactory nerve can also cause phantom smells.

Can a landlord evict a tenant for smoking cigarettes?

When the no-smoking policy is part of the rental’s rules and regulations (but not incorporated into the lease or rental agreement), the landlord might only be able to terminate the tenancy or evict if the tenant repeatedly violates the rules.

Can a landlord give you a notice of eviction?

However, in many cases, landlords will provide tenants with a warning notice outlining the lease violations or late rent payments. For example, they may give tenants a Late Rent Notice or “Notice to Quit”, or “Notice of Lease Violation” prior to the formal eviction notice.

How can I tell if my Landlord has a no smoking policy?

Landlords typically inform tenants of a no-smoking policy or smoking restrictions through a clause in their lease or rental agreement. Most likely, such a clause applies to smoking of any sort, not just tobacco, but if you’re not sure, ask your landlord—preferably before you sign anything.

What should I know about the eviction process?

Defense to eviction. Police involvement in the eviction process. Each state has a different standard when it comes to tenant eviction, and there are often many strict procedures that must be followed before a landlord can lawfully evict a tenant. These laws may require a landlord to submit multiple eviction notices or follow other standards.

How can I Stop my tenants from smoking?

  • Clearly state on all advertising that you’ll only accept non-smoking tenants.
  • look for (or ask your agent to look for) signs that the prospective tenant is a smoker.
  • Remind everyone who comes to view that smoking isn’t permitted and listen carefully to their response.

    Can I evict tenants who violate lease by smoking?

    A landlord cannot evict a tenant for smoking in violation of a “no smoking” clause in the lease. The “no smoking” clause is void because the RTA does not cover smoking. However, a landlord may have grounds to apply to evict a tenant for smoking if the smoke damages the property or bothers other tenants.

    Is smoking against the law in apartment buildings?

    This applies to both condos and apartment buildings. However, there are currently no laws that prohibit a person from smoking in private residences. Apartment owners and condo corporations are free however to set restrictions in rental agreements, leases and bylaws, including making individual apartment units, wings, or entire buildings smoke free.

    Can I smoke in my own apartment?

    Whether you can smoke in your own apartment depends on your lease and the relevant law. It’s getting harder and harder to find a place that allows smoking in any form. Many state and local laws prohibit smoking in workplaces and public spaces, and restrict or prohibit it in multiunit residential properties.

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