Addressing Marijuana Smell Complaints
We have a new-to-us class c quadplex in Avondale in Cincinnati. Tenant A moved in 1 Feb. Tenant B moved in 5 Mar. Tenant C moved in 7 Apr. Tenant C reported on Apr 10 that she smelled marijuana so strongly when she woke up that she had to open up her windows to air it out. We talk about drug use on the premises during lease/property rules signing. This is obviously not allowed.
Step 1: I posted a "reminder" letter that said "We have spent a lot of time moving each of you in and we want to be able to maintain our contract. However, we will proceed with eviction proceedings with anyone smoking or using drugs on the property."
Tenant C text me today and said that it isn't fair to her or her son to have to deal with this. I absolutely agree which is why I had asked her on the 10th to keep reporting times/dates she smelled weed usage at the apartment so I could gather a timeline. She hasn't done that even though she says it has gotten worse.
Tenant C said that she knows that Tenant A/B knows that she was the one reporting (even though I said it was me in the letter). Tenant C has expressed fear at the thought of Tenant A/B taking "recourse" on her. I have no reason to believe that is likely, but regardless...people cannot smoke weed inside of our building.
I am hoping someone with more experience on here has an idea. Any option I can think of makes Tenant C the snitch. I suspect it is Tenant A, but have no proof other than Tenant B said she was not there on April 10th.