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Hi. Does anyone have tips for dealing with a smoking neighbour in Victoria? The tenant is smoking in their own apartment, but the odour is getting into the common areas and other apartments. I feel bad about restricting what someone can do in their own home, but on the other hand I’m asthmatic so I can’t tolerate smoke in my own home.
The strata manager has contacted the rental agent but this hasn’t helped. The current Owners Corp rules just forbid a lot “to be used for used for any purpose which may… cause a nuisance or hazard to any other member or occupier”, but the Owners Corp are willing to beef up the rules to specifically mention smoking if that helps.
The “model rules” in Victoria state: A lot owner or occupier must not use the lot, or permit it to be used, so as to cause a hazard to the health, safety and security of an owner, occupier, or user of another lot.
Many thanks for your advice. As suggested, I will make a written complaint to the strata.
Your first link (consumer affairs guide) didn’t work for me, but I assume it’s this document: https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/library/publications/housing-and-accommodation/owners-corporations/guide-to-owning-managing-and-living-in-an-owners-corporation.pdf
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