The HRA also anticipates significant cost savings in maintaining its properties, as units occupied by smokers require extensive work upon move-out to remove evidence of smoking. This includes replacing carpets and carpet padding, repainting walls, and replacing counters, cabinets, and other porous surfaces on an accelerated timetable.
The process will be phased in with all new tenants signing a smoke-free lease addendum. Current residents who renew their leases after June 1, 2015, will also be required to sign the addendum. All HRA property will be 100% smoke-free by June 1, 2016.
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