Can you smoke at night on your own balcony? – Nadeem, NSW

Hello Nadeem, you will need to consult the by-laws for your strata plan, as there might be a by-law restricting smoking in totality at the plan. If the by-law only restricts smoking on common property, then you are entitled to use your balcony as you wish. However, smoke drift is a prevalent strata issue, and we urge you to be considerate of your neighbours, as they might not be smokers and don’t wish the smoke to enter their apartment.