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Started Smoking Mid-Tenancy

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What does one law abiding citizen do if they start smoking mid-tenancy when the advert for the property initially stated the usual 'no smokers/pets/DSS etc'? Although smoking is STRICTLY outside (rear yard or front public street) does one come clean to the LA/LL reassuring it'll NEVER be inside the property or simply keep schtum? Could the LA/LL evict?

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Everyone who smokes and rents (must be a lot of people) does it.

First commandment: thou shalt not get caught. Smoke outside so you don't stink up the place.

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Smoke outside the property, then when the pigs come to do their three monthly inspections, they will not be able to smell anything. Come clean as little as possible. It looks to me like society loves to hate smokers. Drunk behaviour, dangerous driving, is absolutely ok but SMOKE and you ought to be crucified.

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Smoke outside the property, then when the pigs come to do their three monthly inspections, they will not be able to smell anything. Come clean as little as possible. It looks to me like society loves to hate smokers. Drunk behaviour, dangerous driving, is absolutely ok but SMOKE and you ought to be crucified.

Difference is that smoking makes a place stink and so a valid reason to not allow smoking inside a house rent.

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The house next door was rented before being sold and absolutely stank of smoke apparently. I guess the landlord (absentee) didn't know and his only sanction was to take the deposit.

As long as you ensure no evidence of the smoking then they will never know and you won't lose money.

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A landlord can no more tell you not to smoke then they can tell you not to drink, have sex or go on holiday to marbella.

What they can do is say you can't smoke inside the property. As long as you don't do that it's none of their business.

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Thanks for the replies.

Absolutely no intentions of smoking in the house, whether the LL chose to believe that is another question - I guess all they could do is not renew the contract right?

Renter's sure do get treated like children!

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A landlord can no more tell you not to smoke then they can tell you not to drink, have sex or go on holiday to marbella.

What they can do is say you can't smoke inside the property. As long as you don't do that it's none of their business.

Very good point, they have no right to tell you what you can or can't do outside

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