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Adopting Smokefree Policies in Multi-Unit Housing

For property owners in the City of Los Angeles

Fact Sheet
Tobacco Prevention

Landlords generally have the right to regulate where smoking takes place on their properties.

To help property owners in the City of Los Angeles implement smokefree policies in multi-unit housing, including rent-controlled properties, ChangeLab Solutions has developed this fact sheet to describe how to legally prohibit smoking in common spaces and individual units.

It explains how to implement a smokefree policy in compliance with the rent control law, and includes options for addressing possible enforcement and compliance issues that may arise once a policy is in place.

Other communities with rent control laws can use our fact sheet, Smokefree Multi-Unit Housing in Jurisdictions with Rent Control, to learn more about implementing smokefree policies in multi-unit housing.