Detroit, MI asked in Real Estate Law, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: Can my landlord have me escorted off the property, if I'm not on the lease?

I and my sons have been living here since October of 2021. The landlord and lease holder refused to out us in a lease. I had the lease holder arrested for domestic violence against me. After which the landlord wrote me note saying I could stay. Two days later, after speaking with my abuser, lease holder, and his childhood friend, all one in the same person. He has placed another note on my door stating I have two weeks to vacate or he will have me escorted off the property, I'm assuming, by police.

1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: He will have to evict you, if you’ve been living there but he can as you have no lease. If the defendant in your DV case put him up to this, the defendant has almost certainly violated the terms of a court no contact order which generally includes not doing anything to mess with the victim’s living situation like shutting off utilities and also bars having others do such things for you.

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