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Gene Baldwin
  • Hillsboro, WI
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Tenant complains of marijuana odor

Gene Baldwin
  • Hillsboro, WI
Posted Jan 28 2022, 16:02
We are having an issue with a tenant in one of our properties. It is 6 unit, zoned multi use. There are 4 units residential upstairs, and 2 commercial downstairs. One of the businesses downstairs has complained of Marijuana smell in their space. Our property managers have been there multiple times, and can only smell the faintest odor of it, and can’t find the source. We told them if it continues, that we don’t feel like there is much more we can do. We told them the next step would be to call the police. They did call the police, and the property managers were there as well. They could smell a faint amount, but couldn’t find the source. The complaining tenant wants to buy an air purifier that is supposed to take care of the smell and wants us to pay for half of it. Would paying 1/2 of the purifier put any liability on us, or cause future issues? Is paying 1/2 admitting we know there is a problem, and making us liable for other possible/potential issues going forward? We want to help the tenant, as he’s a good tenant, keeps it clean, and wants to be there. One thought we had would be having him buy the purifier,(which is about $600) then when he eventually moves on, we would buy it from him for $300, as long as it works, and is in good shape.
Any other thoughts on this?
Thank you!!

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