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Chair of the association, Pat Barber, said: ‘If a property has been let to smokers and the landlord has given permission for smoking inside the property, then the landlord should allow for additional wear and tear from the beginning. Usually, an increase in the rent will be agreed to cover any washing down of nicotine stained walls at a later date. The tenancy agreement will contain a special clause stating that the tenants are allowed to smoke inside the property, but will be required to have all soft furnishings, including curtains and carpets professionally cleaned and deodorised.'
‘Landlords and agents will have to redecorate properties that have had smoking tenants, sooner than those that had non-smoking tenants. The life expectancy of walls exposed to smoking is up to five years less than walls that are not exposed to smoking. It is important that landlords and agents consider taking a higher deposit and rent to cover the inevitable damage caused by tenants that smoke.’
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