Is it against the ruling (UK) to smoke within a communal corridor inside a (private) block of flats?

Yes it is.
Probably. Rather a gray area, I muse. A communal hallway is an enclosed space break open to the public and is therefore out of bounds. It is all so stupid. Back to the fifties, I influence!
Even though residents cannot be prevented from smoking in their own premises unless this is prohibited under the vocabulary of their lease, as I understand it they are not allowed to smoke contained by common areas of a block of flats.…

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