Reasons to Prohibit Smoking in Your Rental Units

If you plan to hire a property manager in Mesa, AZ, to take care of your property management needs, you’ll need to make a few decisions about the conditions of residency. Rental management companies strongly recommend that landlords prohibit smoking in all of their units and in fact, some property managers may have an established no smoking policy. There are many good reasons for this. For landlords, getting the most value out of their properties is among the top considerations and smoking in an apartment is a surefire way to significantly reduce its value and increase tenant turnover.

When a tenant is actively smoking inside a rental unit, the smoke readily drifts under doorways and through the ventilation systems to reach other apartments in the building. This jeopardizes the health of all of the other residents as well as their quality of life. Even if a tenant goes outside to smoke, it’s inevitable that the smoke will drift back into the building when a door or window is open. Quite simply, smoke cannot be contained to one area. Furthermore, long after the smoker is gone, the carcinogenic residue remains. It is extremely difficult to remove this residue, known as thirdhand smoke, from furnishings, walls, ceilings, and elsewhere. Not only does this leave a lasting and unpleasant odor, but studies show that thirdhand smoke is just as dangerous as secondhand and first-hand smoke.

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