Resources and Tools for Landlords
Landlord's Guide- NEW!
Good Health is Good Business: A landlord's guide to increasing revenue by adopting smoke-free policies
The guide encourages smoke-free policies in multi-unit housing. It has everything you need to ask questions of your tenants, write and addition to your lease that covers a smoke-free policy, and how to let your residents know abuot the policy. Go to the Guide now
Policy Adoption Materials
Survey your residents to determine how they feel about a no-smoking policy. Use these sample surveys or choose the questions that best fit your community. You may want to offer residents some type of an incentive, such as a gift card, to encourage your residents to complete the survey.
No-Smoking Lease Language
Announcing the Policy to Residents
Smoke-Free Policy Adoption Checklist
This checklist helps you to adopt a policy easily and efficiently.
Policy Implementation Materials
Utah's Secondhand Smoke Policy Implementation Guide - Multiple Unit Dwellings
This guide is to serve as a resource for local health departments, community agencies, and other tobacco prevention partners interested in implementing secondhand smoke policies at the local level. As a manger or landlord, this guide specifically addresses secondhand smoke policy in multi-unit housing and provides helpful information in creating a smoke-free policy. For complete details link to: http://www.tobaccofreeutah.org/shsmultiple.pdf
Signs are an easy way to alert residents and guests about the no-smoking policy in your apartment or condominium community. To view and order signs: Go to signs.
Policy Sustainability Materials
Sustainability and Enforcement Tips
Advertise your community
List your smoke-free apartment or condominium on Utah's Smoke-Free Apartment and Condominium Statewide Directory. The statewide directory is a listing of rental properties that provide smoke-free multi-unit housing in the State of Utah. This listing is provided as a free service to managers, owners and renters.
Let residents know about resources available to help smokers quit.
Tobacco Control Legal Consortium (TCLC) - TCLC is a national network supporting tobacco control policy change by giving advocates better access to legal expertise. TCLC has developed summaries of various issues regarding secondhand smoke in multiple unit dwellings. Individuals with questions regarding application of the law to specific facts should consult a qualified legal advisor familiar with laws in Utah.
There is No Constitutional Right to Smoke. A synopsis explaining why smoking is not a constitutionally protected right. http://publichealthlawcenter.org/sites/default/files/resources/tclc-syn-secondhand-2010_0.pdf
Secondhand Smoke and the Family Courts: The Role of Smoke Exposure in Custody and Visitation Decisions. An overview of when and how family courts have considered a child's exposure to secondhand smoke when making custody and visitation decisions
The Americans with Disabilities Act: Effective Legal Protections Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure. A synopsis of the law describing when exposure to secondhand smoke qualifies as a disability under the ADA, the scope and constitutionality of Titles I and II of the ADA, as well as remedies under the ADA for smoking-related discrimination. http://publichealthlawcenter.org/sites/default/files/resources/tclc-syn-disabilities-2004.pdf
Infiltration of Secondhand Smoke into Condominiums, Apartments and Other Multi-Unit Dwellings. A synopsis summarizing the legal remedies for landlords, condominium associations and tenants of multi-unit dwellings concerned about secondhand smoke infiltration. http://publichealthlawcenter.org/sites/default/files/resources/tclc-syn-condos-2009_0.pdf
Legal Options for Condominium Owners Exposed to Secondhand Smoke. A synopsis of legal options for condominiums.
Secondhand Smoke Seepage into Multi-Unit Affordable Housing. This law synopsis, which was issued in April, 2010 by the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium and written by SFELP Consulting Attorney Susan Schoenmarklin, discusses smoke-free policies in public and other affordable housing. The synopsis analyzes the legal issues, HUD policies, and how to adopt smoke-free policies. http://publichealthlawcenter.org/sites/default/files/resources/tclc-syn-secondhand-2010_0.pdf
There are many smoke-free housing programs throughout the United States and Canada that are working with managers and landlords to adopt a voluntary smoke-free policy within their communities. To get more information link here.
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