Cincinnati, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: Who can I contact because my rent was raised more then 10% during the pandemic?

I am retired and have a disability; have lived in my current apartment for 31 years. During the pandemic, my rent was raised more then 10% of my then current rent; I was not on a lease. If I did not accept the lease, I would have had to pay $935.00 month to month. Their reason was, that they are getting everyone up to market value, but most of the amenities have been stopped. No secure doors, can no longer buzz in guests from phone, garbage disposal was taken out, 1 closet was taken for new AC unit that previously been in the hall ceiling and now you have to pay for storage units. are there any rights for the tenant"?

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

A: There is no restriction on raising rent when a lease expires. The moratorium on evictions only applies to non-payment of rent. It does not affect the amount of rent charged.

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