Let's make this clear: I don't smoke.
My apartment smelled of smoke after I moved in. It took a while for it to surface, but after a month I could tell the place had been smoked in.
My landlord has posted notices saying residents are smoking and it is coming into apartments. Smoke comes into my apartment all the time.
Can my landlord charge me for smoking when I never did? My defense is that smoke comes into my apartment from other units. I even have the letter that they notified residents specifically saying that the smoke gets into other apartments.
Therefore, it is not my fault that smoke has entered my apartment.
How can I fight the charge from my security deposit? Can my landlord really charge me without actual proof that I smoked?
Can a landlord evict without proof?