Akron, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: Can a land lord not allow you to have visitors after a certain time, or single you out as the only tenant that can't?

At 10:00Pm every night all tenants must get permission to have any visitors. This was in the lease agreement. My friend has been asking for permission to have visitors but has been singled out as the only person not allowed to have visitors arbitrarily. Although not directly related, my friend was violently attacked by the land lord's daughter with a knife. My friend was hurt very badly and called the police. Since this incident the land lord has been very short with my friend and has told her that she "should have fought back instead of calling the police." He also just banned one of her other friends for leaving the property at 10:01Pm.

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1 Lawyer Answer

Joseph Jaap

  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If tenant violates a term of the lease by having friends after 10, then landlord can file an eviction against the tenant. Even if the court does not grant the eviction, an eviction is a permanent court record, and a future landlord can find it in the records, making it difficult for the tenant to rent in the future.

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