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Tip #131: Now or Never?

cigarettesNovember is lung cancer awareness month, and that is as good an excuse as any to consider a ban on smoking in your rental properties.

The advantages of a no-smoking policy are numerous:

A growing pool of rental applicants who insist on nonsmoking rentals, and will pay higher rent for it.
Easier maintenance and clean up.
Lower fire risks and possible insurance breaks.
No lawsuits over second-hand smoke.

Implementing a policy can be easy. Just follow these links for more information:

How to Draft a Nonsmoking Lease Agreement

Renters Willing to Pay More for Nonsmoking

Free Rental Listing Sites for Nonsmoking Rentals

Nonsmoking Signs for Rental Properties

See last week’s Landlord Quick Tip.

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  • Joe

    There are two insurance carriers in CA that have increased the smoke free credit to 10% of your total premium if you have a no smoking clause in your lease.

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