Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: My lease is up at the end of Oct. 2020 and my landlord told me I have 60 days because he’s selling the property because

It’s too much maintenance work that he has to do. Due to the pandemic am I obligated to leave?

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

A: If you don't leave when your lease expires, then the landlord can file an eviction. Various courts and actions by the federal government have been suspending some evictions, which might delay the eviction process. But you can't count on that. You'll have to check with your local court. But an eviction filing is a permanent public record that can make it difficult to rent from a landlord who checks the records. So try to work it out with landlord to avoid an eviction being filed against you. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the situation and advise you.

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