Akron, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: My landlord raised my rent over 10% with only 12 days notice before my lease renewal. Is this legal?

I was forced to renew since I could not arrange to move in only 12 days. I have paid my rent in full and on time both before and after this event. Can I get any recourse?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Joseph Jaap

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

A: If the prior lease did not specify any advance notice for renewal or limits on rent increases, then the landlord can adjust the rent for renewal without any limitation. You can try to negotiate with landlord, but landlord can require the new rent, or require you to move.

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