As far as it stands right now, smoking is indeed permitted on each unit's balcony, but of course if something is labeled a nuisance, it's a free pass to lay the much dreaded HOA smackdown. I should point out that I have not heard from these neighbors directly.
Personally, I am not a complainer and I realize that whether one owns or is renting, living around other people involves various nuisances. I can honestly say that since living in the East Bay I have lived around neighbors that smoked cigarettes or even pot, had loud children or infants, and obviously dogs.
Our neighbors, for instance, have a loud dog that barks at all hours of the day or night. We were awoken by the dog the other night at 3 am, and it did not stop for two hours. I understand that dogs bark and if I tolerate noises and such from other people, it's hard to believe that my cigarette really creates that much of a tragedy in their lives. Do you have any suggestions for dealing with complaining neighbors? Am I totally in the wrong here?
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