Smoke-free multi-unit housing is a great choice for both landlords and tenants. It’s a good business decision, since the majority of renters prefer to live in smoke-free housing. And it’s the right decision for the health and well-being of residents.
– Making your property smoke-free is legal, can save you money, and can help protect your property. Learn more about how to transition to a smoke-free property with this how-to-guide that outlines all the important steps.
Benefits of going Smoke-Free
Market Demand * 85% of total tenants prefer to live in smoke-free housing. Reduced Cleaning and Maintenance Costs * It can cost an additional $1,000 or more to restore a smoking unit. Protect Your Property From Fire * In WA, cigarettes and other smoking materials are responsible for more
deaths than any other fire source. You Have the Right to Adopt a Smoke-Free Policy * There is no right to smoke under federal, state or local laws. Avoid Liability * Apartment owners have an increased risk for legal liability when their property
is not designated smoke-free. Protect the Health of Your Tenants and Yourself! * Secondhand smoke is toxic; every year over 38,000 deaths result from
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