Adopting a no-smoking policy is legal and easier than you think.
As the landlord or property manager of private or public housing, it is within your rights to designate all or part of your building(s) as smoke-free, including individual units, balconies and the entire property. See our legal opinion for more information.
Existing tenants must be ‘grandfathered’.
Only new tenancy agreements can include a ‘no smoking’ clause, and existing tenants must be grandfathered (exempted) during the length of their tenancy. Over time, your building will gradually be converted to 100% smoke-free status as the smoking tenants vacate the premises.
The following sections provide you with easy steps on adopting and enforcing a no-smoking policy. How you proceed will depend on your situation and what type of building(s) you manage.