Cincinnati, OH asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: Is there any way to keep my LL from being financially/legally resp for a friend living with me if it doesn't work out?

I am in a lease agreement and a friend is temporarily going to stay with me. Is there any "binding" document that I can get signed that will state my landlord will not be held legally or financially responsible? I am willing to take on full responsibility for any damages etc.

1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You are free to contract with your landlord for you to take all responsibilities, sure. A contract is really nothing more than an agreement and you generally have a right to agree with another to anything that is not illegal. But an agreement takes two. If they don't want to contract with you along these lines, then it isn't going to work.

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