Wooster, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Ohio

Q: I have a landlord who is attempting to sue me for cleaning of the house after i had moved out.

He stated he was using my deposit for rent for the following month but would not allow me that time to go in and properly get all my things and clean. He stated that since i told him the 1st, he was taking it to heart, even tough that was before he stated he was using the deposit for the next month. He has harassed me, driven by my new residence more than twice to just drive by (lives on a dead end street) and even shown up at my work to deliver me a paper of his 'charges' to embarrass me and got me in trouble with my office because someone came in for a 'personal matter'. I had moved out so soon because he refused to let me build a ramp for my disabled mother he gave me permission to move in due to her losing her apartment. I even had lost my friend's riding mower because i had no way of transporting it to them or the new house in the time frame.

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

A: If he does actually sue you, and you receive a summons from the court, then you must answer it by the deadline stated in the summons. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local attorney to review all the facts to prepare the answer and represent you.

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