Chicago, IL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: Do my lanlord owe me, if my signed lease has incorrect rental payment amount?

My signed lease states rent payment of $895.00. But the set rental price is $995.00 on their website and online resident portal. Does the leasing office legally owe me for overpayment? Can it be applied to my next months rent?

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

A: You are only legally obligated to pay the rent specified in the written lease that you and landlord both signed. You'll have to work it out with the landlord. Take a copy of your written lease to the landlord and show them that your lease says $895. If you have overpaid, and landlord won't credit or refund to you, then you would have to sue the landlord in small claims court. You could also report the landlord to the local fair housing agency.

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