Saint Louis, MO asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: If I was evicted from an apartment and am applying for new ones, what is my old landlord allowed tell my new landlord?

What is my old landlord allowed to tell my potential new ones about my eviction? How much information are they allowed to give? Do they just list the reason why or are they allowed to say whatever they want?

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

A: They might say anything - of course, a tenant can sue the landlord if landlord tells lie. If there is an eviction on a tenant's record, the new landlord can find that in the records, and it might make it difficult for tenant to find a new place.

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