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Stale Smoke

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Hi all, I recently went to view a house which reeked of stale smoke in practically every room.

As an ex-smoker myself (now on the leccy ciggies) this isn't a thread to bash smokers but to find out if you would bid on a house that stank of smoke? I've heard it can be hard to eradicate the smell afterwards....

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If it needed new carpets and decorating, it wouldn't make any difference. I'd knock money off the offer to account for that.

When I was buying last time, stale smoke smell wound up fairly low on the list of priorities – the places that suffered tended to be wrecks anyway.

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The smell is from the tobacco left on the furniture, carpets walls and ceilings. So price in replacing or deep cleaning every visible surface. For a short while I cleaned a bar on a ship many years ago. You'd be amazed what cigarette smoke leaves behind - it's a thick glue like brown residue.

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