Your enforcement plan will likely depend on your tenant(s) and their behaviour, whether or not there is damage to the unit, and whether or not you live in the building too.

If there is evidence of smoking in violation of a no-smoking policy, you can do any of the following:

  • Speak with the tenant and review the no-smoking policy and their responsibilities
  • Provide a written letter to the tenant indicating the details of the violation and any discussions you have had with the tenant on the subject
  • Document all violations and witnesses to the violations
  • Write a warning letter before serving the tenant an eviction notice
  • Serve an eviction warning
  • Conduct regular inspections
  • Actively address complaints