All across Oregon, landlords are adopting no-smoking policies and seeing that they are very good for business. Click here for information and tools to help you move forward.
There are so many great reasons to adopt a no-smoking policy for your rentals:
- Reduce damage to your housing units and keep repair costs down. Carpets, walls and many other surfaces all collect smoke particles, which are all but impossible to remove.
- Meet market demand: 70 percent of Oregon renters prefer a smokefree home where they can breathe clean air free of toxic secondhand smoke . Even 38 percent of renters who smoke prefer a smokefree home .
- Reduce the risk of a fire.
- Protect yourself from liability. There is no legal right to smoke; non-smokers may have the right to protection under the law.
As of Jan. 1, 2010, the Oregon Landlord Disclosure Law requires landlords, as part of the rental agreement, to disclose their smoking policy. The disclosure must identify whether smoking is prohibited on the premises, allowed on the entire premises, or allowed in limited areas on the premises. Click here for more information.
 www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/tobacco/docs/08/08rentsurvey.pdf (p. 20)