New Albany, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: Not renewing lease can the landlords show apartment before I move out?

Im uncomfortable with this because of two things. First I don't believe it is safe having strangers coming and going during COVID 19. Second I have a dog and do not want them coming in while I'm not there ( he's a loving dog never acted mean but don't want to take the chance). Is there anything that can be done?

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

A: You'll have to work it out with landlord. Ohio law requires tenant to allow landlord to show premises to prospective tenants, after giving "reasonable notice," typically 24 hours. But if you refuse because of the virus, there isn't much landlord can do. Propose to send photos to landlord.

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