Troy, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: We have lost our jobs due to Covid. We cannot pay rent now. Can we get out of the lease with just loosing the deposit?

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

A: There is a moratorium on evictions for those who cannot pay rent because of Covid if they meet the requirements of the CDC and file the form with the landlord. Check the CDC website for the form. If you qualify, then contact the landlord, who might agree to let you leave. Or if you qualify, you could stay without paying rent, as long as the eviction moratorium continues. It is set to expire 1/31/2021, but there is talk of extending it.

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