Did you know? It's legal to adopt a smoke-free policy. You have the right to make your apartments smoke-free! California Law (PDF) says that landlords have the authority to ban smoking anywhere on their property, including common areas and individual units.
Benefits of No-Smoking Policies
Save Money & Protect Your Property
Reduce cleaning costs: Apartments that have been smoked in cost two to three times more to clean. Cigarette smoke stains the walls and leaves bad smells in the rugs, drapes and paint.
Save on repairs: Cigarettes can leave burns on carpets, counters and other surfaces.
Protect your tenants and property from fires: smoking materials are the leading cause of residential fire deaths in the U.S.
Lower your insurance rates: Some insurers offer lower rates if you have a no-smoking policy.
Attract & Keep Great Tenants
No smoking policies reduce tenant complaints about drifting smoke
Smoke-free apartments attract health conscious tenants
Tenants will be happier and healthier with smoke-free air