Cleaner Buildings – Happier Tenants – A Smart Investment
Landlords and Property Owners
Throughout New York State and across the country, apartment owners have begun to embrace a no-smoking policy as an amenity they can provide for their residents. Why? Smoke-free buildings save money, attract tenants, protect lives and property, and can safeguard against liability. For more information and resources, please read on:
- Frequently Asked Questions
- New York Landlord Smoke-Free Housing Toolkit – Includes implementation steps, sample notification letter, sample lease addendum, and enforcement tips.
- Benefits of No-Smoking Policies in Affordable Housing
- Tobacco-Free Signage Order Form
- Visit SmokeFreeHousingNY for more resources, including a registry of smoke-free housing in NY, news articles, research papers, affordable housing information and landlord testimonials.
The Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition can provide window clings and signage as well as offer assistance with adopting a smoke-free policy. For questions or assistance, contact Jeanie Orr at (518) 459-2388 x232 or use our online contact form.
If you or your family are exposed to unwanted secondhand smoke in your apartment due to smoke drifting from a neighboring tenant, you can take steps to combat the problem. On this site you will find information and resources to help you live in a home free of secondhand smoke.
The Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition is working with landlords and apartment managers to encourage them to adopt no-smoking rules for their buildings. You can help by directing your landlord to the landlord side of this website where they can learn more about the benefits to adopting a no-smoking policy.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Tenants’ Guide to Smoke-Free Housing – Includes health effects of secondhand smoke, legal rights, short-term solutions and steps to permanent solutions.
- Visit SmokeFreeHousingNY for more resources, including secondhand smoke facts, forms to help document the problem, sample letters to your neighbor and landlord, and information about your legal options.
For questions or assistance, contact Jeanie Orr at (518) 459-2388 x232 or use our online contact form.
As public tolerance for secondhand smoke exposure decreases, consumer demand for smoke-free condos is rapidly increasing. Health and value-minded individuals and families want to live free from the annoyance and hazards of drifting secondhand smoke. A growing number of condominium boards are responding to this demand and realizing that smoke-free policies can increase property values, reduce conflicts among residents, protect against potential legal liability, save money on maintenance and eliminate a leading cause of residential fires.
- New York Guide to Smoke-Free Condominiums – Includes steps for going smoke-free and sample bylaw amendments.
- New York Guide to Smoke-Free Housing Cooperatives – Outlines the procedure specific to co-ops for establishing a policy.
- Visit www.SmokeFreeHousingNY.org/condos-co-ops/ for more resources.
For questions or assistance, call Jeanie Orr at (518) 459-2388 x232 or use our online contact form.
The information and materials contained on this website are for informational purposes only and are not offered or intended to be and should not be construed to be legal advice nor to be a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney.