Reader Question: 

“How can I stop my neighbours smoking? Is there any legislation around this?” 

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We asked managing director / licensee with Investors Edge Real Estate Jarrad Mahon for his insight into this question:

“The short answer is you can’t,” Jarrad said.

“In WA, for example, the legislation only prevents smoking in enclosed workplaces and enclosed public spaces.”

“There are proposals to extend the legislation to include common areas in strata complexes which may apply depending on where your neighbour is smoking.

“If they are on their own private property, I’m sure they will always have the right to do it.”

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We’ll be posting answers to reader questions every week. If you have a question you’d like to see answered here, please send it to marketing@rent.com.au 

Jarrad Mahon
Managing Director / Licensee at | jarrad@investorsedge.com.au | + posts

Jarrad Mahon is an experienced real estate industry thought leader who is a passionate property investor, real estate agency owner and the “Go To” for Perth property investment insights.

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