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Q: Follow up on fiance locking me out after 4 mo.shes letting me in to get few things what if I won't leave? Not on lease

Can she make me leave? She invited me to move in even helped me pack and move there. After talking me into giving up my apartment

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Q: Can my now x fiance lock me out of her apartment after letting me live there for 4 months even though not on lease

She lives in low income but told me she was allowed another person. There wasn't any fighting told each other love you when left for work then locks me out in ohio what's the law say? My cars registered that address

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Feb 22, 2024

If she or the landlord did not go through the proper eviction process, then you could call the police to try to regain entry, but they might not do anything to help you, and they might tell you to talk to a lawyer. You could sue her for any monetary damages you incur for finding a new place to... View More

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Q: How can a landlord just skip a process to evict

He already filed even without us being late . Out of retaliation because i told him i was gonna talk to a lawyer about him harassing me.

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Q: Can I be evicted if landlord passed away and everything is in probate court?

We went to court once but plaintiff attorney neglected to tell judge landlord had passed. Judge said he couldn't do anything and told plaintiff to figure it out and rescheduled court date. What do I do now ?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Hello, my apartment complex is denying my ESA animal due to a no dog policy. Am I allowed to bring the dog on property?

I have been diagnosed by 2 mental health professional with disorders that meet the criteitia for an ESA animal. I turned in the proper letters and info but my apartment complex denied me and didn't state why. Then I provided the professionals credentials to show they can write the letter. The... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

It sounds like you are facing a challenging situation with your apartment complex regarding your emotional support animal (ESA). While you have provided the necessary documentation from mental health professionals to qualify for an ESA, your apartment complex has denied your request without stating... View More

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Q: If a resident (of sober living home) violates a bed license and behavior contract, is an eviction process required?

I have LLC operating out of Cincinnati Ohio that does Sober Living. We have a bed license that all residents sign when arriving at our house (3 bedroom home with 2 beds per room). Our Bed License agreement explicitly states that it is not a leas and does not create a landlord-tenant relationship.... View More

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Q: Can a landlord file eviction papers to me the day rentis due . That he filed With the courts 30 days before .

We were not late. We had help with rent. I believe this is retaliation, because the landlord has been harassing me over text messages and told him i was gonna talk to a lawyer about it

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Q: We have propane heat, are we responsible for the tank rental.

Our lease says we're are responsible for utilities, which we pay, but not the propane tank specifically. We had fuel oil heat until a few years ago and the lease was never modified. We are month to month, we have been here over 10 years.

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Q: Can my landlord try to evict me?

We had a guest show up unexpected and got into an argument with a neighbor where cops were called, we understand that violate. But they also have on there unauthorized occupancy which is not valid. We had a violation for unauthorized occupancy back in June of 2023, almost 7 months ago. It looks as... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Wife & I were scammed out of a place and $1,275. What do we do?

Wife & I were going to rent an apartment from someone claiming place was ready. It was far from it. Recently found out this situation has been happening to multiple people by the same landlord. Can we get anything back? They only gave us a small portion back. We are still out $975 and now... View More

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Feb 5, 2024

Given the description, you may file a complaint in small claims court against the landlord. Whether you can succeed will depend, in large part, on the language in the agreement you signed. Try and identify portions of the landlord's responsibilities that the landlord failed to perform.... View More

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Q: Can my landlord make me give up my service dog?

They were aware before I moved in

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answered on Feb 2, 2024

In Ohio, landlords are required to make reasonable accommodations for tenants with disabilities under the Fair Housing Act. If your service dog assists with a disability, such as a physical or mental impairment, your landlord cannot legally require you to give up the dog. Additionally, if your... View More

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Q: landlord filed eviction non payment rent want to do a pay plan now out of court but I still owe court fees. What to do

I filed for rental assistance and they filled out their ppwrk for my assistance and they know I can stick to a plan. Why r they trying not to go to court NOW when they said court was the only place to make a pay plan arrangement. Either way I still have to pay the court cost they said.

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Q: If I have checks that have cleared my bank for rent and my apt filed an eviction notice, can I put my rent in escrow?

I have lived at my apartment for 7 years, paid my rent in full and on time the entirety of my time; they have filed an eviction notice on me for court on Feb. 7th. The manager called and stated that she made a mistake and to ignore the eviction papers from the sheriff but I received another... View More

Bruce Martin Broyles
Bruce Martin Broyles
answered on Jan 29, 2024

1. You should never ignore a pleading or Order from the Court. There is a very good chance that the manager made a mistake and that the eviction will not go forward. However, you should show up and make certain that it does not go forward.

2. You should appear at court with your...
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Q: Can a landlord use an eviction notice in lieu of a written notice of failure to pay rent in Ohio?

Missed a rent payment, on the day it was past-due got an email from the property. Expected it to say I was late and would have three days to pay in accordance with state law and the lease. The landlord instead sent an eviction notice, stating I was to vacate the property within three days. Rent was... View More

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answered on Jan 11, 2024

A landlord may choose to give a three day notice upon failure to timely pay rent unless the lease says otherwise.

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Q: Is it legal for landlord to rent unit in apartments to families with 3 or more vehicles when there is limited

Parking forcing causing tenants to park off property

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answered on Jan 4, 2024

The legality of a landlord's actions regarding parking may depend on the terms outlined in the lease agreement and local regulations. In Ohio, landlord-tenant laws typically cover issues related to the lease agreement, but parking arrangements might not be explicitly addressed. If the lease... View More

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Q: My mother has lived in amha housing for over a year and the intercom system does not work she had covid.

This left my mom trapped in her apartment and I could not get in because of the intercom system is not hooked up in her room there is nothing there. Is there something I can do this has been a problem and I have not been able to get into the building.

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answered on Jan 3, 2024

In your situation, addressing the malfunctioning intercom system in your mother's AMHA housing is a matter of both accessibility and safety. As a resident, your mother has the right to a habitable living environment, which includes proper maintenance of essential systems like intercoms,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Juvenile Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Do I have to let CPS enter my home?

Landlord called CPS on me because my house was not clean. (I have suffered from a bad depression spell over the past month.) They also gave me a 3 day notice to vacate the premises. I have got the house cleaned but now it is a mess due to moving. No children are at home for the time being..they are... View More

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answered on Dec 20, 2023

In Ohio, you generally have the right to refuse entry to Child Protective Services (CPS) unless they have a court order or exigent circumstances. If CPS is investigating due to concerns about your home's cleanliness, it's crucial to address the issues promptly. However, you can discuss... View More

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Q: My father passed away in early November 2023. I've filed with the probate court to be named administrator. What else?

theres another sibling involved who is still residing in the home and I need them out. Water and electricity are shut off and it is uninhabitable. How do I get them out of the house? What are my next steps?

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
answered on Dec 20, 2023

Here in Ohio the answer depends on a number of factors. Being appointed the administrator of the estate is a good first step. If the sibling has established residency you may need to commence eviction proceedings to get them to leave.

All in all, I recommend sitting down with a qualified...
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Q: Hi so i am living in a house owned by my incarcerated boyfriends parents. They do not reside here. I am not paying ren

Rent or utlitilities. Do they have the right to enter my locked house then I am not home and remove items? As well as monitor and dictate what company i have?

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answered on Dec 17, 2023

No, if you are living in the house with the permission of the owners, even if you are not paying rent, they do not have the right to enter the home without proper notice when you are not there or remove items from the home. Here are a few key legal points that apply:

• You would be...
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Q: My roommate can no longer afford his half of rent. Can I get him off the lease through small claims court?

He struggles to pay his half of the rent, so much that three of his payments bounced for NSF. My apartment now requires us to pay in full with a cashiers check, meaning it will be all on me and I will just have to hope he pays me back. I'm not comfortable with this arrangement.

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Dec 14, 2023

Not likely to do accomplish this through small claims. First we need to know how the lease is written. IF the roommate is one of the lessees on the lease. If so, then you need to persuade the landlord to permit the roomate to get off the lease. Suing in small claims court cannot do that for... View More

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