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Tip #90:  A Sign of the Times

landlord helpNon-smoking apartments are becoming a strong preference for renters.  AAOA has run a number of posts lately highlighting how to handle the transition to non-smoking rentals.

A powerful way to enforce a non-smoking policy, and to impress applicants on a tour of the property is to display no-smoking signs in all the right places — out front, in the leasing office, the elevators and stairwells. offers an impressive selection of ready-made non-smoking signs that start at $3.95 and up.  The site allows you to choose a standard sign or to customize the signs for your property, and to choose from a variety of materials.

Non-smoking tenants are willing to pay more for smoke-free rental properties, and smoke-free apartments are easier and cheaper to maintain.  Not to mention that liability risks also go down in non-smoking rentals. Landlords can claim their share of this growing and profitable rental market by developing and enforcing a no-smoking policy.

See last weeks Landlord Quick Tip.

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