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.

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer

Joseph Jaap

Answered
  • 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.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.