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Smoking Cigarettes in backyard of Townhouse 

dogwillhunt
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Posted On: 6/6/2019
dogwillhunt
dogwillhunt
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I live in Kitchener, ON and rent a townhouse.


I smoke cigarettes but not inside my unit.

Only in my backyard.

Recently, the property management group informed me they received a complaint from one of the two nextdoor neighbors on either side of me for smoking.

They said I am not to smoke within 9 metres of any entrance, window, etc. Given how small the back yards are, that is impossible to be 9 metres or more from an entrance or window.

This is not mentioned in my lease. Only that I can't smoke inside, which I don't.

Also, I am aware of the 9 metre rule for public buildings or entrances to apartment buildings but not a backyard of a townhouse. Can I get evicted for this or get in any real trouble if I continue? Thanks.
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Posted On: 6/10/2019
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and concerns with us.

We can appreciate that they would be very concerned about this situation and would be interested in finding out what your rights are in this situation.

It is best that you contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic as soon as possible for some information and advice regarding this situation and for information on how to proceed.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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