Can you smoke in apartments in Portland?

Just as you might prohibit pets, you can prohibit smoking at your rental properties, even inside individual units and in outdoor areas. It is entirely legal. On our website,, we have additional resources for landlords and tenants to help address this issue.

Can you smoke in apartments in Oregon?

Yes. No-smoking rules are legal. Smoking is not a protected under federal, state, or local fair housing laws; therefore, a landlord can have rules restricting it, just as they may have a “no-pets” policy.

What does it mean when apartments say smoke free?

It simply means that people cannot smoke inside the building or in other areas specified in the policy, such as on balconies and patios.

How do landlords enforce no-smoking?

You can enforce a no-smoking policy in the same way you enforce any of your lease policies–by offering a warning, and if the tenant does not comply, by evicting the tenant. Because every eviction case is viewed on its individual merits, the way you implement your smoking ban will impact how it is enforced.

Can I not rent to a smoker?

No; however, the right to enact a smoke-free policy without exempting existing tenants has never been tested in Alberta courts. However, the law also requires Alberta landlords to fulfill certain covenants and allows them to impose rules where reasonably necessary to fulfill these covenants.

Can you smoke in your house in Oregon?

A. Under both Oregon and Washington’s laws, smoking is prohibited in all indoor common areas and anywhere an employee must enter as part of their duties, such as an office. Doorways, windows, vents and air intakes must be smokefree within 10 feet of a building in Oregon and within 25 feet in Washington.

Is smoking in apartment buildings Legal?

It is perfectly legal for landlords/property owners to adopt policies prohibiting smoking in all indoor areas of their buildings, including in living units or even on their property. There is no legal or constitutional right to smoke.

How do you word no smoking in a lease?

Yes, a landlord may use the lease to restrict smoking both inside and outside the unit. A no-smoking provision in the rental agreement should clearly state whether smoking is prohibited only inside the unit or on any outdoor space that only the tenant can use, such as the balcony or patio of that unit.

Does smoke free mean no smoking?

A smoke-free building doesn’t mean that people who smoke cannot reside in the building, nor does it mean that people who smoke must quit. It simply means that smokers are not allowed to smoke inside the building or in any other areas specified in the policy, such as on patios and balconies.

Can tenants smoke indoors?

For the majority of landlords, smoking indoors is a big no-no. In most tenancy agreements, smoking will be prohibited as the damage and issues it can cause are deemed too high.

Can you stop tenants from smoking inside?

Is this bylaw legal in NSW and if not can it be removed? Most residents are unaware of the Bylaw stating ‘No smoking in all common areas AND No Smoking inside your own apartment’. The bylaw clearly states that Owners, tenants, or friends are not allowed to smoke inside your own apartment under any circumstances.