Addressing the Matter of Condo Smoking

Real Estate Blog Article

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Living in property like Miami Beach condos means having to accept a certain degree of compromise.  Besides being limited to what you can and cannot do per a condo board’s rules, you also have to accept that you’re sharing amenities and a floor with fellow condo residents.  This can potentially lead to problems if a building wasn’t properly constructed and the issue of smoking arises, as an example.

Generally modern condo buildings are designed with soundproofing and materials to ensure that neighbors cannot disturb each other.  But what happens if you choose Miami Beach condos where a neighbor’s smoke is somehow drifting into your unit and you’re a nonsmoker?  In most cases smokers are only banned from common areas so you may have little choice but to get practical and that could mean installing air filters and keeping a supply of effective air fresheners on hand.

If the smoking thing is becoming a major issue, consult with your condominium association and review its rules for smoking and what rights are bestowed on unit owners.  If everything’s legit then you may have to explore other methods of rectifying the situation.  Just remember that Miami Beach condos are inhabited by numerous people and sometimes it’s better to find a solution that won’t cause unwanted tension with your neighbors.

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