I have been living in a non-smoking apartment building for a little over a year now I just re-signed my lease in fact.
New neighbors have recently moved in who I believe are smoking inside their apartment, which is passing right through the wall into my apartment.
I spoke to my land lady about this, but she is kind of contradicting herself, she said she smells it too, when she is at the building, and that she also saw him walking inside the building with a cigarette in hand.
But recently she told me that her lawyer told her that she needs evidence that he is smoking inside before she can take eviction action. I assume the fact that she witnessed him walking indoors with the lit cigarette would be evidence enough, and what really seals that guys fate is the fact that the landladies son was also with her, and he also witnessed this.
My guess is she is trying to give him a chance to stop before proceeding with action, since he is a new tenant. But it is making my life unpleasant because although it isn't direct smoke, it is definitely still the particles and other toxic variables contained therein passing through my wall. It is sticking to my rugs, my curtains, my furniture, clothing, you name it, and pissing me off big time in the process.
I am finding exercise more difficult with this exposure to what I can only call third hand smoke. My respiratory output is decreasing, and I fear I might even have a strong allergic sensitivity to it.
The question is, what can be done about it? I need change and I need it soon, this is really ruining the pleasure of living here. It is otherwise a very nice, quiet place and I do not want to move. I need some legal advice.
Edited by TheFountain, 24 August 2011 - 06:31 PM.