Smoking Ban in Residential Rental Units in California As of January 1, 2012

 

Beginning January 1, 2012, a residential landlord in California may prohibit the tenant from smoking on the property.  Every new lease entered into on or after January 1, 2012, for a residential rental unit in California should provide a provision in the rental agreement that specifies the areas on the property where smoking is prohibited.

If the tenant was living in the unit prior to January 1, 2012, but the landlord now wants to prohibit smoking in the California rental unit, then this would constitute a change in terms and proper notice must be provided to the tenant.

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