Enforce the move-out rules
If your landlord is unwilling to take your side in this matter, and you unfortunately have to relocate after 11 years, then I suggest you check online, as there are many apartment communities that will offer smoke-free apartments.
One of the first in the country is the "Smokefree Apartment House Registry" in the Los Angeles area, run by Esther Schiller. See her website at www.smokefreeapartments.org for links to other registries throughout the country.
This column on issues confronting tenants and landlords is written by property manager Robert Griswold, author of "Property Management for Dummies" and "Property Management Kit for Dummies" and co-author of "Real Estate Investing for Dummies."
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