We’ve discussed the issue of tenants smoking before, but ordering homeowners not to smoke in their own homes could be taking it a little too far.
But times are changing fast.
Frankly, non-smokers probably feel relief. They use the shared air argument, and it’s valid, of course.
I’ll also say as landlords we’ve dealt with a lot of problems caused by smokers.
Cigarette smoke will stain walls. If you haven’t had to paint over painted paneling because of yellowing tar that gets all over it, I hope you never have to.
Still, we also know condo homeowners associations can go way too far sometimes.
I don’t back down from my statement calling some of them communist central committees. (Consider that before buying condos)
What do you think? Did Fairfax Parkside go too far? Or am I way out of line even halfway taking up for the smokers?
Here’s the link with the story. Harris complex owners vote to ban smoking