WEBINAR: How to Deal with Tenants’ Smoking-Related Complaints

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Thursday, September 13 | 3pm ET | 1 hour, including 15 minutes for Q&A

As of August 2018, a new law requires NYC landlords to have a smoking policy that states where smoking is permitted or prohibited on the premises—including all indoor and outdoor locations. But whatever your policy, you’re still likely to field complaints from tenants about secondhand smoke coming from neighboring apartments and common areas. How should you handle these complaints?

In this one-hour webinar, attorney Jeremy M. Poland of Horing Welikson & Rosen, P.C. will discuss how to enforce your smoking policy and prevent smoking-related complaints from turning into costly legal disputes.

You’ll learn what the new law requires, as well as how to:

  • Adopt a no-smoking policy when several current tenants smoke
  • Enforce a no-smoking policy against a tenant who violates it
  • Address tenants’ complaints about secondhand smoke
  • Deal with secondhand smoke coming from another property
  • Handle tenants’ requests to smoke medical marijuana

This presentation is geared to:

  • Owners of NYC apartment buildings
  • Managers of NYC apartment buildings
  • Leasing agents
  • Attorneys and other rental property advisors

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Please Note: The information contained in this webinar is provided by Vendome Real Estate Media and is intended for educational and informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice or as an offer to perform legal services on any subject matter.

About the Speaker:

Jeremy M. Poland is an Associate at Horing Welikson & Rosen, P.C. He has zealously represented landlords in both residential and commercial landlord tenant proceedings from inception through trial throughout New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties. Jeremy has counseled landlords in all aspects of both state and federal housing regulations and represented landlords in administrative hearings as well.

Jeremy was also previously a partner in a Long Island firm where he represented various clients such as boutique lenders, taxi medallion leasing companies, transportation companies and others. In addition to representing them in commercial litigation he also acted as de facto General Counsel where he represented the firm’s clients in transactions and counseled them on employment issues. Jeremy also represented individuals in real estate and commercial transactions, corporate and business formations, bankruptcy and civil litigation.

Jeremy is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the Federal Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2000 and John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a BA in Forensic Psychology in 1997.

 


Moderator:
Heather Stone, Executive Editor, New York Apartment Law Insider