Westlake, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: Money has been in escrow since October 2019 due to no heat, wildlife inside the walls, etc.

Landlord just provided today (12/30/19) a “30 day notice to leave premises”

Is that legal?

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

A: It could be considered a retaliatory eviction. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the facts and advise you. An eviction is a permanent public record that can make it difficult to rent from a landlord who checks the records. So talk to an attorney to work it out with landlord to avoid that.

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