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Rising tenant smoking complaints: what’s a multi-family property owner to do? (Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal)

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Read the article in the September 27-October 10, 2013 issue of Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal about smokefree properties and a landlord’s legal obligation when confronted by a smoking complaint. GASP was mentioned as a resource for third-hand smoke. The author, a partner with a West Orance, NJ based law firm explains,

“In some states like New Jersey, if the smoke is emanating from one unit into another, and interfering with the “peace and quiet” of others, the landlord is obligated to take steps to remedy the situation. It is important to note that residents who smoke do not have the absolute right to do so in their private apartment if it interferes with the enjoyment of others.”

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