More Risks Associated With Smoking


In case you missed it, there was a rather spectacular and very unfortunate fire at the Incline Terrace Condominiums last Friday night; as a result of the fire, 80 residents were displaced, and 39 units were destroyed. Here are some links to stories on the fire: KSL, The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News.

Fortunately, no one was killed or seriously injured in the fire. Unfortunately, a few pets were apparently not rescued, and a number of unit owners (and renters) were without insurance for the contents of their units.

Please, regularly remind your owners and tenants that the contents of their units are not insured by the association’s policy. And if you prohibit smoking in the units, you probably ought to prohibit it on the decks, as well. (There is a conflict, in the various news stories, as to whether the association tried to stop the on-deck smoking.)

The photo was taken by Jason Denney, and posted on ksl.com.

One thought on “More Risks Associated With Smoking

  1. In a condo/PUD complex does the Utah Clean Air Act allow for the association to prohibit smoking in units and/or outside within the association? My understanding of the code is that it can.

    http://le.utah.gov/~code/TITLE57/htm/57_08_001600.htm
    7) (a) restrictions on and requirements respecting the use and maintenance of the units and the use of the common areas and facilities as are designed to prevent unreasonable interference with the use of their respective units and of the common areas and facilities by the several unit owners; and
    (b) restrictions regarding the use of the units may include other prohibitions on, or allowance of, smoking tobacco products;

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