Massillon, OH asked in Contracts for Ohio

Q: Are we liable for the remaining lease (see details below)?

We have two doctor notes and gave 30 days notice with the doctors letters. Climbing steps risked a fall with more serious injury. The landlord has sent us a bill for the remaining rent until they rented the unit. In Ohio Are we liable?

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: A doctor's note provides no legal basis for a tenant to terminate a lease.

Tenant is responsible for the full amount of rent for the entire lease term until the lease expiration date. If tenant leaves early, tenant is liable for the remainder of rent until the lease expiration date, minus any rent landlord collects from a new tenant before the expiration.

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