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California Landlords Can Now Ban Smoking

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Attorney, November 2011 Add to Favorites
On September 7, 2011, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 332. Under the new law, beginning January 1, 2012, a residential landlord can prohibit the smoking of cigarettes and other tobacco related products on the property, so long as proper notice is provided and local regulations are followed.

This new law also requires all California landlords to state in every residential lease where, if at all, smoking is prohibited.

For residential tenancies that began before January 1, 2012, a ban on smoking that did not exist when the tenancy began will be considered a change in lease terms. What does this mean? It means that to effectuate the ban on smoking the landlord will be required to follow existing law (which varies depending on the rent control provisions, if any, enacted by your city) and to provide proper written notice, which varies depending on whether the tenancy is month-to-month or for a fixed term.


Tags: California Smoking Ban in Rentals
Posted In: Real Estate Reporter 


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Located in Los Angeles, California, the Law Office of Melissa C. Marsh handles business law and corporation law matters as a lawyer for clients throughout Los Angeles including Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Valley Village, North Hollywood, Woodland Hills, Hollywood, West LA as well as Riverside County, San Fernando, Ventura County, and Santa Clarita. Attorney Melissa C. Marsh has considerable experience handling business matters both nationally and internationally. We routinely assist our clients with incorporation, forming a California corporation, forming a California llc, partnership, annual minutes, shareholder meetings, director meetings, getting a taxpayer ID number (EIN), buying a business, selling a business, commercial lease review, employee disputes, independent contractors, construction, and personal matters such as preparing a will, living trust, power of attorney, health care directive, and more.