The other approach could be to insist on a higher deposit from a smoker, in the hope that a lessor, when damage is caused, would succeed in withholding an amount from the rental deposit to cover the damage caused by smoking in his rental property. I`m skeptical of a homeowner`s success in convincing a TDS arbitrator that the damage (which often smells worse than it seems) would be even where you`ve taken the trouble to carefully prepare a real estate inventory. This legislation, which came into force on 1 July 2007, means that smoking is not permitted in collective accommodation areas that may include kitchens, bathrooms, stairs, entrances and toilets. These are the areas that are open to all residents and cleaners when they are contractually required to perform tasks inside the grounds. All owners of HMOs, flatshares, must display the correct indications and signs in accordance with the rules of non-smoking. That`s a great idea. As a non-smoker who suffers from serious problems due to a second cancer that causes smoke fumes from abominable people directly upon entering my residence, I suggested it to my landlord. Who seems immediately paralyzed by the difficulty of dislodging the reprehensible tenants whose lease has been ensured by an agency. If you`re worried about smoking in your property, you`re probably right. Smoking can do a lot of damage.
Fortunately, you have the right to discriminate against smokers, so it`s important to ensure that you or your agent can determine from the outset whether those applying for a lease are smokers so you can make an informed decision about renting your belongings. It turned out that smoking causes cancer and other health conditions, and it always hurts me to see someone smoking and push a child into a stroller. Another smoker does it to someone who has no choice. You could try to evict them on the grounds that they have breached one of the terms of their lease, but for that, you would need to get a property order from a court. Very interesting information, thank you to everyone who contributed. My wife and I live on the top floor of a two-story townhouse. We separated the entrance from the other tenants, but all that separates us from them are boards. As it is an old building, there are fireplaces in a row of rooms, they are traced, but I believe they are also shared by the rooms on the ground floor. Unfortunately for us, the tenants smoke downstairs and not just tobacco. During the winter months, they tend to smoke indoors or lean out the window.
Our rooms smell of smoke and we are regularly affected by the illicit substances they smoke. They`re often right outside their door, but since we have a window right above, it`s not good. .