Columbus, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: is my landlord responsible for his tenants harassing and threatening me in our duplex?

they have caused triggering with my ptsd i have and anxiety, threatened my children, me, constantly screaming at me and my children, being loud late at night, banging on the walls, traffic in and out of the backyard with their drug dealing.

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

A: Bad tenants as neighbors are very stressful, and bad landlords won't help. If you can find another place to move, then you could notify landlord that the conditions are so bad that it amounts to a "constructive eviction" and use that as a basis to terminate your lease and leave. But landlord could sue you for breach of the lease. You would then provide evidence and testimony in court of the bad conditions and that landlord refused to deal with the neighbors. Talk to the landlord to try to get an early termination of your lease, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to advise you.

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