Philadelphia, PA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: Eviction paperwork only sent for my fiance and not me. For both of us to be evicted would I have to be served papers too

Both on lease but only one of us got served eviction papers to leave the apartment.

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

A: The notice to leave typically includes all occupants at the premises, even if not named. If an eviction is filed, the tenant and typically any other occupants all would be evicted. But if you attend the eviction hearing, you can testify that your name is on the lease, but you were not named in the eviction - so that landlord did not intend to eviction you. The court might or might not evict you. If you want to try to stay, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the situation and advise you. But if the court doesn't evict you this time, the landlord could file a second eviction naming you.

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