Should I put in the lease as one of the rules that I don't want smokers in the house or can I screen them before I even walk them throught?
My parents are property owners/managers and just had a tenant move out after five years who was an excessive smoker and slob to boot who likely never cleaned the house that entire time.
Until then, I've never dreamed what damage a smoker could do to a home. They're having to have ductworked professionally cleaned, walls power-scrubbed prior to paining and carpeting replaced as a result and I just want to be be covered. Thanks!
tough to enforce this with guest or with the tenant.
The short answer is yes, you can require that they not smoke in or on the property.
Visit the Pa attorney general's web page and get a copy of the PA Landlord Tenant Act so you know your duties, rights and obligations under PA law.
Fran and Mark Redding
Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors
1010 stony hill Road
Yardley, PA 19067