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When is a landlord permitted to enter an apartment unit?

Dear Consumer Ed: Does a landlord have the right to enter an apartment unit at any time on any specified day, even if it’s a national holiday? Consumer Ed says: Landlords may need to enter a tenant’s rental unit at any time to make necessary repairs, respond to emergencies, or to investigate damages to the…

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Can landlord forbid smoking in apartment?

Dear Consumer Ed: Can a landlord forbid smoking in an apartment? Consumer Ed says: Yes, landlords have the right to restrict or prohibit smoking the same way they can prohibit things like waterbeds or excessive noise. Generally, a no-smoking policy would be part of the lease agreement. When tenants sign a lease agreement, they agree…

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