Condominium Neighbor Issues Selling Smoking

Neighbor’s Smoke Forces Condo Owner to Sell!

J.S. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am a condominium owner who can no longer hack the smoke. I see from this forum that the raging conflict rarely goes well. I AM LOOKING TO SELL THE PLACE. I am not looking for legal advice nor interested in beating a dead horse with the association again. I did all of the polite and never uncivil neighborly discussions, bought all the expensive air cleaners,…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Neighbor Issues Rules Enforcement Smoking

Condo Resident Refuses to Stop Smoking!

J.H. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am president of the Board for my condo. The son of a unit owner and his girlfriend living in the unit are extremely heavy smokers which is causing the unit owner next door great consternation as the smoke seeps through the common block wall between units. We have been dealing with this for some time, and have sent letters to the owner and offending parties, but they are addicted…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Neighbor Issues Nuisance Smoking

There is No “Right to Smoke” at the Condo!

H.S. from Washington state writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have an owner who is objecting to his neighbor below, who smokes while sitting on her back deck. She even has a fan going outside to blow smoke away, so it does not go upstairs. We have rules saying no smoking within 25 feet of bldgs. But smoking is allowed on back decks. We only added in rules years back about 25 feet so not to…

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Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Smoking

Smoking Neighbor Ruining Condo Living Experience

K.G. from Litchfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, We live in a beautiful three-unit condo and have one of the neighbors from you know where! They smoke outside their unit and it fills our porch and waifs into our open windows. We have had guests ask, “Where is that smoke coming from?” while sitting on our living room sofa visiting. There is nothing in the By-Laws regarding smoking but there is the “Annoyance and Nuisance”…

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