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Old 08-23-2010, 06:50 AM   #1
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I'm having an issue in my apartment right now. Someone in the upstairs apartment is smoking and the smell is coming into my apartment. I have complained to the landlord but the smell has only gotten worse.

I've only just realized today that I have been getting headaches and have been having difficulty sleeping. Right now I'm assuming its from the cigarette smoke.

Shino is currently living in my living room where the smell seems to be the worst. The living room is the only room with a window, so consequently its the only place that has sufficient air flow for him.

How bad is this for him? What can I do to stop this? has anyone had experience with this?



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Old 08-23-2010, 08:22 AM   #2
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Well I'm sure its not any better for him than it is for you!

If I were you I would tell your landlord that it absolutely has to be taken care of. I feel like that's a HUGE breach on your rights. You should be able to keep your home safe for you and your pets.

Honestly, if you cant get it fixed anyway I would threaten to report him (I'm sure there is a way to do this, I just dont know how). And really, if it can't get fixed maybe you could move to a different apartment in the building or entirely.

I just know this would really really bother me. Moving is such a hassle though and is probably not really an option. Keep yourself healthy!!



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Old 08-23-2010, 03:13 PM   #3
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This is how I feel to. But I'm afraid they are going to say that because its not specifically in my lease they wont do anything about it...

Unfortunately there are only 3 units in the building, and they are all occupied. I will move if I have to, but I just moved here four months ago. And I was planning on going back to school which means I might have to move then. I don't want to do it... but I will if it means I can get away from this.

For people who don't smoke the smell is extremely offensive. And it's making me sick. My landlords have just been one issue after another and its exhausting.

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Old 08-25-2010, 03:19 AM   #4
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Contact the landlord and tenant board. The law office that I work for does some work with the L&T. Here is a site that might help you http://www.ltb.gov.on.ca/en/STEL02_111281.html

you might be able to get away with filling out a T2 if not then you will need to fill out a T6. I know that here in Hamilton they are very helpful so hopefully in Toronto they are the same.

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Oh wow! thank you!

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Old 08-25-2010, 03:30 AM   #6
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No problem. I would go in and talk to them. I don't specifically work with the department that deals with L&T so I do not know the exact procedure for when there is a maintenance/air quality issue but they should have someone on duty who can answer your questions!

But I would take at least a filled out form (you can read the info about each form on the site) so that they see that you have at least made an effort!

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Great! They promised to have someone come in today. But of course, no one showed. And of course, the smell is gone today. I know the landlord is buddies with the guys downstairs. He also asked me if the smell was "permeating from the basement". It makes me wonder if he was aware they were smoking.

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my mom smokes inthe living room where butsy is also ! iHATE IT !!!!!!!!!!!1

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ew, yeah the smell drive's me nuts!

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Old 09-04-2010, 04:47 AM   #10
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Just thought I would update. I gave a written complaint to my landlord. The tenants upstairs wouldn't stop and are now being evicted.



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