California M…, Real Estate Pro in Oceanside, CA

Can HOAs regulate smoking in my home?

Asked by California Mortgage Broker, Oceanside, CA Sun May 13, 2007

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Roger is correct. California is leading the nation in rules about where smoking is permitted. Many condominium complexes have units that share outdoor living areas. It can be a real battle between smokers and non-smokers when the smoke drifts from one space to another.
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Kaye Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Manhattan Beach, CA
Courts have been upholding HOA rules against smoking even in private units all over the country. There's a movement to ban smoking in community-owned spaces like condo complexes, even inside, and the typical legal angle is to treat smoking as a nuisance, much like other kinds of air pollution. Some cities are even passing ordinances giving HOAs the right to regulate smoking.
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