Painesville, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: Landlord blackmailing me?

So, my landlord is my grandmother. She has been for the

past year. We have had no problems at all during this time

up until recently when we had a death in the family and

custody issues over my nieces. She wants custody while

my parents want custody. Well, today she took it upon

herself to tell me that if I talk to my parents about

custody, if I say anything about her, or if I talk to lawyers

or the court, she will evict myself and my family. We are

completely paid on rent until August; all of our bills are

paid. There's no issues with the house. The only reason

she would evict us is for that reason she said. Is that even


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

A: If a tenant does not have a written lease, then landlord can terminate the tenant's occupancy at the end of the paid-up rental period by giving 30 days written notice. Landlord's reason for termination doesn't matter. If tenant doesn't leave, landlord can evict the tenant by filing with the court.

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