Columbus, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: Is maintenance raised from landlord web portal considered as written letter?

My leasing agency is not addressing to my maintance issues and its more than 30 days now. As per Ohio tenant law can i opt for terminating the lease? I had raised all requests from tenant portal

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

A: If you terminate your lease, then landlord could sue you for breaking the lease, and the court would decide if the maintenance issues were legally sufficient for you to terminate the lease. An alternative is to start paying your rent into escrow with the local court. Check the court web site for the escrow process. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the situation and advise you.

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