Almost a year ago I moved into a fourplex. I absolutely love my place. Its big and spacious, has hardwood floors, a big balcony, and a bathroom that does not violate the tub to toilet ratio (lol, I'm retarded, its something my overly OCD Virgo @ss came up with.) Anywho, It's a 10-15 min. bus ride from work and I'm close to everything. I also work in the same city so no taxes. Its off the river and in a really nice neighborhood. The rent is cool. I have to pay for heat though.
Recently, a new tenant moved downstairs from me. According to MY lease there is no smoking anywhere in the residence. Now, this tenant moved in 09152013 and I smelled cigarette smoke.
I was going to do something then but decided to wait. I waited and haven't smelled it since. Now I smell it everyday as of 10202013. I assumed that someone else now lives with him because its so sudden. Then went to take out the garbage (with benoite clay in my hair, I know looking a HAM) he shuffles to the door to see me (our first encounter) and there is some else in his home. Again, assuming (I know) the person now lives with him.
I cant stand the smoke, I have asthma, I swear its giving me headaches and I really don't want the smell all in my belongings, ie furniture and clothing.
Should I tell the property manager or speak to the neighbors first. Letter or in person? Mind you my lease is up soon 12012013. I also have one other request in regards to the home.
How should approach this? I do not want ANY drama!