Q: I rent a home in Ohio. I was offered to renew my yearly lease and took the opportunity. Can they move me to a M2M lease?
Hi. As stated, I was offered to renew my annual lease. I returned the digital document signed promptly. At first I was told they didn't receive it (a month after my sending it...) Once I let them know about the digital document's history proving that I did sign it on time, they told me that my landlord doesn't want to renew the lease without doing an inspection of the house. On top of that, they expect me to pay an extra $100 a month for a month to month lease until they decide whether or not they want to renew. Do I have any recourse? I would prefer not to have an invasive inspection done and I certainly don't want to pay more in rent.
Thanks for reading.
A: If a lease expires, landlord has no obligation to renew it unless it has an automatic renewal or some other renewal process, and tenant gave proper notice of renewal as the lease required before any deadline. Ohio law allows a landlord to inspect at any time after giving reasonable notice. When a lease expires, landlord can offer just a month to month lease, and can raise the rent. Tenant then has to decide to stay and pay the higher amount, or move. Or landlord could decide not to offer anything, and make tenant leave, or file an eviction.
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