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Pot smoking tenant (by dcp [GA]) Jan 25, 2011 8:39 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by Irish [MD]) Jan 25, 2011 8:55 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by dcp [GA]) Jan 25, 2011 8:59 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by Mary [MI]) Jan 25, 2011 9:19 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by gevans [SC]) Jan 25, 2011 9:24 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by Clay [OH]) Jan 25, 2011 9:27 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by Opinionated [NC]) Jan 25, 2011 9:29 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by K [MN]) Jan 25, 2011 9:37 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by Alexandra [IL]) Jan 25, 2011 11:27 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by Virden [OH]) Jan 25, 2011 11:28 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by DaveS [IL]) Jan 25, 2011 11:46 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by MJ [PA]) Jan 25, 2011 11:53 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by dcp [GA]) Jan 25, 2011 12:02 PM
       Pot smoking tenant (by gevans [SC]) Jan 25, 2011 12:10 PM
       Pot smoking tenant (by martin [CA]) Jan 25, 2011 12:58 PM
       Pot smoking tenant (by don [PA]) Jan 25, 2011 3:21 PM
       Pot smoking tenant (by sdf [SD]) Jan 25, 2011 3:29 PM
       Pot smoking tenant (by 574-Brad [IN]) Jan 25, 2011 5:17 PM
       Pot smoking tenant (by Reid [KS]) Jan 25, 2011 5:18 PM
       Pot smoking tenant (by dcp [GA]) Jan 25, 2011 5:31 PM
       Pot smoking tenant (by Greg [MA]) Jan 25, 2011 6:14 PM
       Pot smoking tenant (by billy [MA]) Jan 26, 2011 6:46 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by in [IN]) Jan 26, 2011 8:00 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by dcp [GA]) Jan 26, 2011 8:07 AM
       Pot smoking tenant (by Jerod [ME]) Jan 26, 2011 6:32 PM
       Pot smoking tenant (by Mike45 [NV]) Jan 26, 2011 8:42 PM
       Pot smoking tenant (by dcp [GA]) Jan 27, 2011 4:01 AM


Pot smoking tenant (by dcp [GA]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 8:39 AM
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I think the answer is "gotta evict him" but.... seems to be a danged if I do, danged if I don't, as I'll be looking for at least one new tenant either way.

Once a single family home, now a chopped up 4 unit with heat included in the rent as it is central air and all connected.

Scenario: one tenants smokes a ton of pot which gets pulled into return vent and "distributed" to all units. One tenant is complaining about it. I have sent a letter to pot smoking tenant asking for them to stop... they have not. I have not noticed the smell myself, so all info is 2nd hand, no other complainers (that have spoken up) from other units....

Thanks and bring on the advice! :) --163.246.xxx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by Irish [MD]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 8:55 AM
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Why not call the cops to ask their advice...and offer to kive them a key to enter rather than breaking in the door? --96.239.xxx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by dcp [GA]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 8:59 AM
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Yeah, thought of that, but privacy issues, etc, worry me a bit on that one. I need to remember that this is my property, but that seems a bit.... shady? (even if it is legal. I'll check on it though) --163.246.xxx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by Mary [MI]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 9:19 AM
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The other tenants can call the police. They will know when to call and the landlord does not have to work on 'hear say" --99.62.xxx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 9:24 AM
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Have a meeting with a member of your local drug squad. They may not want to make a bust on a casual user. If not, ask them if they would accompany you to the door while talking to the tenant about "alledged" MJ usage. Just the cop in the door should be enough. --141.129.x.xx




Pot smoking tenant (by Clay [OH]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 9:27 AM
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I agree with the others. I would let the other tenants know to call the police when they smell the odor. Maybe talking to the police will make him smoke it at another buddys house.

Best of luck to you! --72.49.xxx.xx




Pot smoking tenant (by Opinionated [NC]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 9:29 AM
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This tenant will soon create additional problems. --66.226.xx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by K [MN]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 9:37 AM
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Send a letter to all tenants stating that all illegal activity should be reported to the police. He will either stop, move, or get arrested. --209.68.xxx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by Alexandra [IL]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 11:27 AM
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I recently had the same problem in my four flat. It seems that a tenant was going in the basement to smoke and the smell was going up in to the first floor rear apartment. I simply sent an e-mail to all tenants stating that I had received a complaint and that I did not want to know who was responsible but that it needed to stop or I would be forced to close off access to the basement and laundry facilities. I've not heard any more about it, so I'm assuming it has stopped. --199.67.xxx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 11:28 AM
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Remember you are running a rooming house not a rental, invite the police any time you choose, the privacy of 3 other room renters is the key, let her/him convince the police the need to smoke up your place - next cycle rent as no-smoking unit/s, same as large pets - just say no. --99.147.xx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by DaveS [IL]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 11:46 AM
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Make the building non-smoking as part of your lease...for all varieties of smoke. If you have a free standing garage make that non-smoking too. Tell your tenants it's for insurance purposes and the health of non-smoking tenants (allergies, etc.) State that any tenant or visitor who wants to smoke has to do it outside and not within 25 feet of any building...see how secure he feels in a corner of the yard lighting his weed. If he violates the terms of your new lease by smoking inside, terminate his tenancy. --67.224.xx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by MJ [PA]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 11:53 AM
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This is why I never went into multis. If not this issue there is always some other issue. You are not a cop nor their dad to control everyone's behaviour. People just can't get along. Everyone has a different schedule and soon there will be complaints about noise or other things. I would stay out of it. Tell your complaining tenant to go solve it themselves by knocking on the door and talking with the person causing the problem just like if they owned the place. Your job is to maintain the building and collect the rent period. What if someone is watching TV late at night too loud, what if someone has a quest that honks on the street instead of ringing the door bell etc etc. Stay out of it, it never ends. --12.161.xxx.xx




Pot smoking tenant (by dcp [GA]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 12:02 PM
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Thank you all for your replies. I ALWAYS learn something when I come here... even some things I didn't want to know! :)

I am trying to stay out of it, already told them I'm not a referee......

I like telling tenants to call police directly.

I like non-smoking lease idea.

I agree with collecting rent and maintaining. Easier said than done sometimes.

Any further suggestions still greatly appreciated and thank you everyone! --170.140.xxx.x




Pot smoking tenant (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 12:10 PM
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dcp,

I advertise my units as "maintained as a nonsmoking residence". The lease states a few times the rent goes up by $XX and an additional non refundable fee of $XXX will be charged if smoking is allowed indoors.

In some places you cannot advertise "no smokers". But you can always describe your property as "maintained smoke free". You can even use a green environmental tree hugger tag or logo. --141.129.x.xx




Pot smoking tenant (by martin [CA]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 12:58 PM
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Marijuana induces psychosis. the Arizona shooter was a crazy pot head! --24.2.xx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by don [PA]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 3:21 PM
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Virden, I think the poster's property is a single house split into 4 apartments, not a rooming house situation. --75.206.xx.xx




Pot smoking tenant (by sdf [SD]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 3:29 PM
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pot smoker was growing mj in the unit when i finally realized what was going on. i had to evict. i lost a good tenant before i realized what was going on. --70.189.xx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by 574-Brad [IN]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 5:17 PM
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I agree to tell complaintaint to call the police. They will come and arrest or at least speak some sense into the offender. --66.228.xxx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 5:18 PM
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Since it's bothering others , you're right it's got to stop. Otherwise why bother / It's the wave of the future. --99.151.xx.xx




Pot smoking tenant (by dcp [GA]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 5:31 PM
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I am liking the non-smoking in the ads lease angle gevans... adding that one next time.

I don't know about wave of future... music, late night sexy time, barking dogs... seems like anything can be an issue dependent on the tenants...

Like I said 1st post: danged if I do, danged if I don't!

thanks for replies. --174.252.xxx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by Greg [MA]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2011 6:14 PM
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Lease or MTM? I would not involve the police, if he is found to be growing or dealing this could lead to issues for you.

Issue letter to cure then evict. --65.96.xxx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by billy [MA]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2011 6:46 AM
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just tell all that pot smoking is going on per what u hear and we dont allow that .smoker should stop or victims should call cops.next time dont rent to smokers.i know a big rooming house near boston that doesnt rent to smokers.and they moved existing smokers to top floor a few years ago.a common problem.the cops will get their attn. --173.14.xxx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by in [IN]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2011 8:00 AM
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Illegal activities should be discussed in your lease..

As for the cops, talk the the Drug Force Officer. we are talking about liability here.

You know about it, and if you do nothing,and say noting it is assumed you condone it.

you want the law on your side, and this guy is going to be a pain in your side one day soon... --70.88.xx.xx




Pot smoking tenant (by dcp [GA]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2011 8:07 AM
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Illegal stuff is mentioned in lease and I've sent all tenants a letter as a reminder.

He's been there 5 years with no issue till this point. --170.140.xxx.x




Pot smoking tenant (by Jerod [ME]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2011 6:32 PM
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I would rent the movie Pinapple Express and go over there, watch it together, and get high! --67.253.xx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2011 8:42 PM
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Does GA have a medical pot law?

Because both of the states I operate in have medical MJ laws, I can't assert that pot smoking is illegal activity and I cannot evict for it. Because I can't demand to know if it is medical, because that is confidential medical information!!

--216.240.xx.xxx




Pot smoking tenant (by dcp [GA]) Posted on: Jan 27, 2011 4:01 AM
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Mike45

Don't think so... but interesting point! --170.140.xxx.x





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