smoking by-laws

We have a two-year-old and live near a chain smoker. What can we do about secondhand smoke? Our greatest concern is our baby. – Adam, NSW

Q: Hi. I’m living in a rented apartment in a block in Sydney. We have a two year old. Are there …

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What are the smoking restrictions when living in a town house with adjoining fences in courtyards? – Pamela, NSW

Please refer to your schemes by-laws. In most strata plans, the by-laws can define smoking related rules so that everyone can …

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A renter is complaining that they can smell my cigarette smoke. What responsibilities have I to any consequences that may be incurred? – Max, QLD

What if I am the owner of the apartment under Strata title and the person next door is a renter and …

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Cigarette smoke comes up into our unit. What rights do we have. We have been told there’s nothing we can do about it. – Kay, QLD

We live in an apartment on the 3rd floor with a mixture of permanent residents and holiday guests. Quite often the …

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Cigarette smoke is drifting into my unit from above, next door and across the passageway, I am not a smoker and cannot open my windows for fresh air. – Dale, QLD

This is a common issue in strata living as smoke may drift in from neighbouring apartments and common areas such as …

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How can we stop the nuisance of smoke drift in a residential apartment building coming from balconies? – Gail, QLD

This is a common issue in strata living as smoke may drift in from neighbouring apartments and common areas such as …

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What can I do if cigarette smoke drifts into my apartment from a neighbouring apartment? – Jill, NSW

Cigarette smoke drifting from neighbouring apartments is a common concern in strata community living. While there are steps you can take, it’s …

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What are my rights when cigarette smoke drifts into our apartment or excludes us from enjoying our balcony? – Linda, QLD

Cigarette smoke drift is a common complaint in body corporate properties, due to the close proximity of living arrangements. The actions …

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How do I stop smoke coming in through my unit? – Aditi, NSW

This is a common issue in strata living as smoke may drift in from neighbouring apartments and common areas such as …

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Smoke has been drifting from the tenanted unit upstairs down to mine for seven years and they’ve been ignoring letters from owners corporation. What can I do? – Mark, VIC

Smoke drift is a common problem in owners corporation properties. However, its difficult to restrict smoking if the residents are doing …

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What can I do if cigarette smoke is drifting into my apartment? – Sal, NSW

With shared community living as in strata properties, cigarette smoke drift is a major concern. This is further compounded by the …

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Smoke is drifting into my apartment. What can I do? – Ibrahim, NSW

In New South Wales, your strata property is governed by by-laws that outline the rules around smoking. With respect to smoke …

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What can I do about my neighbour’s cigarette smoke coming into my apartment? – Carolyn, NSW

While cigarette smoke is a nuisance for non-smokers, the fact is, every owner has a right to enjoy their property in …

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What can I do if cigarette, cigar and marijuana smoke drifts into my unit from below? – Helen, QLD

For non-smokers, passive smoking is a great health concern. Smoke drift is a common complaint and especially problematic in body corporate …

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I’m very concerned about smoke drift affecting my health. What can I do to stop it? – Gail, QLD

Passive smoking is also a growing health risk and especially harmful in community living as in strata due to the close …

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