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Smoke-Free Housing: Landlord Information

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Go smoke-free and reap the rewards.

Surveys show as many as 78% of tenants—including smokers—prefer to live in smoke-free housing.

Going smoke-free reduces operating costs:

  • Apartment turnover costs can be two to seven times greater with smokers.
  • Some insurance companies offer discounts on property insurance for multi-unit owners with a 100% smoke-free policy.
  • Smoking is a leading cause of residential fire and the number one cause of fire deaths in the U.S.
  • Apartments are easier to rent because smoke-free housing is more appealing.

Join the smoke-free registry.

Join the Smoke-Free Housing Pierce County Task Force.

This task force meets quarterly to promote smoke-free housing. They provide support to develop and put in place smoke-free housing policies. Members include:

  • Property owners.
  • Property managers.
  • Property management organizations.

More information

Contact George Hermosillo at ghermosillo@tpchd.org or (253) 405-8244 to:

  • List your property on the smoke-free housing registry.
  • Attend or become a member of the Smoke-Free Housing Pierce County Task Force.
  • Ask questions or get help implementing smoke-free policies.

Landlord resources

Our Educational Toolkit informs landlords about the benefits of smoke-free housing.

Resources and information to make your property smoke-free:

  • No smoking signs.
  • Awards program application.
  • Sample letter to tenants.
  • Sample addendum to lease.

Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (RCW 59.18)—Describes rights, duties and other legal obligations for landlords and tenants.

American Lung Association of Washington—Add your property to the smoke-free housing Locator. Tenants can search housing in Washington State.

Request smoke-free housing information

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