This law establishes notice requirements for landlords prohibiting smoking on residential properties.

California Civil Code 1947.5
Added by S.B. No. 332
Effective: January 1, 2012

Landlords may now prohibit smoking in both the internal and external areas of residential rental properties.

To prohibit smoking under rental or lease agreements entered into on or after January 1, 2012, landlords are required to include a provision in the lease agreement specifying the areas on the property where smoking is prohibited.

To prohibit smoking under existing rental or lease agreements (entered into before January 1, 2012), the landlord must notify tenants by delivering a written 30-day notice of change of terms.

The smoking prohibition does not affect any other terms or conditions of a tenant’s rental or lease agreement.

Related forms: first tuesday Form 550 – Residential Lease Agreement; first tuesday Form 551 – Residential Rental Agreement (Month to Month); first tuesday Form 570 – Notice of Change in Rental Terms