Originally Posted by Boondoggie
Landlord can tell you not to do otherwise legal things with your apartment, like smoking and owning pets... how is this any different?
Typically those types of stipulations would be in the lease at the time of signing. They can't just make up rules as you go. Exclusions of that nature(smoking, pets, brewing) would need to be specifically defined in the lease, otherwise it would be interpreted as allowed, not the other way around.
I think evicting someone for "cooking" something that you disagreed with would be a stretch, and if presented properly, could be a form of discrimination. I don't see a judge interpreting it under Hazardous activity, becasue there is plenty of information showing it is not. Unless brewing is Illegal in your state, that's a different issue.
I've been on both sides of Landlord-Tenant laws. If a Landlord wants you gone it can happen, and if a tenant wants to stay it can take a court order and a sherrif to get him out. Iv'e seen it go both ways. Most Landlords are not going to mess with a regularly paying tenant, unless they are causing major problems for other residents. As a landlord it's hard enough keeping your units full with people who are employed, pay the rent, and don't have other issues.
I tend to live by the "It's easier to ask forgiveness, than permission" way of thinking. Fly under the radar, don't make an issue out of brewing and I'll bet it goes away.