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Property Ladder: To sell, stub it out

If you’re a smoker and you’re trying to sell your house, it may be time to stub it out.

A new survey has revealed that 24% of buyers will expect a discount on the property if there is evidence of a smoker having previously lived there.

The findings from globprix.com also showed that a further 40% of people said they would think twice before renting a house if the previous tenant had been a smoker.

Also, landlords will penalise smokers with higher rents and cleaning charges.

Since the smoking ban was introduced five years ago, 81% of people say they fully support it.

Belfast Telegraph