Englewood, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: If I were to take her to small claims court over my deposit would I win? Thanks!

I bought the home I've lived in and rented for the last 4 years. The landlord never had to fix anything and always praised us for keeping the house so nice. The house was even appraised at more than she bought it for because we've kept it so nice the last 4 years and did a little work with our own money before the appraisal. She sold us the home "as is" and refused to pay any closing fees. She never gave us our deposit back.

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Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
  • Ravenna, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It depends on the terms of the lease agreement. For a definitive answer I suggest bringing everything to an attorney so he or she can perform a detailed analysis and advise you.

Best of luck.

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