Hamilton, OH asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: If you are evicted and owe back rent in Ohio is the landlord still required to send an itemized list within 30 days?

Please see Ohio Revised Code 5321.16 Procedures for security deposits. As far as I can tell from reading the law it seems landlords are required to send an itemized security deposit list regardless of whether or not there is back rent owed. Can you still collect damages if they fail to provide the list even if you owed back rent? Please advise. Also if you have any examples of cases relating to this please reference them.

1 Lawyer Answer
Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Yes, but you're only entitled to double damages and fees if you sent them a request for the deposit and gave a forwarding address. If you did that then you could have a case.

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