Akron, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: rough couple months was served eviction papers for 1 month late rent i have all said monies do i put in escrow

1 month late previous month to that i was 2 weeks late but have always paid and told landlord i had said monies i had to pull out of savings took a picture of the check monday and was served today i didn't deposit the check because of no answer on their end. I even sent a pic of the check which i don't know what to do with now because i have all monies plus i was going to pay next months they said well we got bills to pay to i told them of the issue i had with pulling out of 401k but it was deafened by the previous months 2 weeks late i guess i don't know just would like a professional opinion on it thanks.

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

A: A landlord does not have to accept any late rent payments and can proceed with an eviction. The court will schedule the eviction hearing a couple weeks later, and if it orders an eviction, would typically give you 7 days to move. You possibly could delay the eviction by filing an answer to the complaint and requesting a jury. Talk to the local legal aid office, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to advise you of your options.

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