Q: I rent in Ohio in a level 3 covid area. Can i stop my landlord from showing the house during a pandemic?
After renting a house for 8 years in perfect standing, my landlord decides he wants to sell the house i'm in during this pandemic. I and other members of my family have underlining health conditions that makes covid-19 more dangerous. Like i said i live in Erie county Ohio which is currently at a level 3 Public Emergency Very high exposure and spread. I do not want any unnecessary possible exposure.
A: Ohio law allows landlord to show prospective tenants or buyers after giving reasonable notice to a tenant. That law has not been amended for the pandemic. If you refuse entry, the landlord could try to evict you. But landlord is not allowed to force entry to show the house. Tell the landlord you will not allow entry. Offer to provide photos, or work something out.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.