There is no requirement for a landlord to replace worn carpet or tile. A tenant should discuss the condition of those with a landlord before moving in, and document them with photos, since the landlord could charge the tenant for excessive wear when the tenant moves out. Tenant is not responsible...Read more »
Manager entered our apartment with any form on contact before doing so while my wife was asleep naked and daughter was sleeping. Got to the bedroom door before announcing himself and my wife freaked out and tried to cover up as quickly as possible, he proceeded to stand there and stare at her while... Read more »
You can file a police report, but they are unlikely to do anything. You could sue the apartment owner for trespass. Talk to the owner about the manager's unauthorized entry. Put an interior lock on the door.
Our leasing office came over one morning unannounced disccusing with us possible options on place they had available that was larger then where we were. So they came over with the paper work for us to sign to lock in the price. With that they also said it wasn't a lease and that we can opt out... Read more »
Attorney's need to see what you documents you are referring to to give you an opinion. It sounds like it is a rental agreement that requires you to give 60 days notice before leaving. If you did not sign anything you could give them 30 days notice and leave.
Please see Ohio Revised Code 5321.16 Procedures for security deposits. As far as I can tell from reading the law it seems landlords are required to send an itemized security deposit list regardless of whether or not there is back rent owed. Can you still collect damages if they fail to provide the... Read more »
Moved in. (No one was there before.) The bill was near $300 for electric. After weeks of trying to get the landlord to fix it, and the electric company out. He is telling me that I owe the difference. Though it was not my fault. Is this legal?
If your lease requires you to pay the electric that you use, then you are obligated to pay whatever the proper billing for your usage works out to be, regardless of the mix up. If you don't pay, landlord can subtract from your deposit, sue you for any additional amount, or file to evict you.
If you don't leave when your lease expires, then the landlord can file an eviction. Various courts and actions by the federal government have been suspending some evictions, which might delay the eviction process. But you can't count on that. You'll have to check with your local...Read more »
If you terminate your lease, then landlord could sue you for breaking the lease, and the court would decide if the maintenance issues were legally sufficient for you to terminate the lease. An alternative is to start paying your rent into escrow with the local court. Check the court web site for...Read more »
It’s been almost 2 months since we moved out. We haven’t received anything regarding our deposit and didn’t know about the 5% interest we could get annually. We haven’t received anything saying there were repairs needed either. We paid twice our first months rent as a deposit. We lived... Read more »
I was planning to spend the month of September moving from my previous rental house to another one. My landlord found a tenant that wants to move in Oct 1, and asked that I clear out ASAP so he can come in and prep the house for the next tenant. However, he said that the law says that if I live in... Read more »
A month to month lease runs for the calendar month if rent is paid on the 1st of each month. Your notice terminates your lease on Sept. 30, and you are obligated to pay full rent for Sept. You don't have to agree to leave early. You can stay until Sept. 30. If you do agree to leave early...Read more »
I have filed an eviction with the court to evict a tenant for non-payment the tenant claimed to have chest pains and was taken away from the court by ambulance I received a continuance for court how can I evict the tenant
With the continuance, the court will set a new hearing date. But the CDC issued new guidance giving tenants protection from eviction, and depending on how courts respond, courts might suspend evictions, or the tenant could use that as a defense Continue checking with the court for the new hearing...Read more »
The apartment company I live at has had the water shut off for the entire property 7 times last month. It was for 10 hours each time. Sometimes they didn't let us know, other times they gave only a 12 hour notice.
Workers plan to renovate 8 hrs a day and I'm told i can enter my place after they leave at 5pm. The workers will have touched almost everything while working which leaves me wide open to covid. Can l stop the renovations until pandemic is over? Ty
If the landlord does not allow you in your place until after work stops, then that is "constructive eviction." Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the situation and advise you.
Lease ended June 30th of this year. I did not receive any notice from my landlord regarding my security deposit within 30 days. Friday August 21st a letter was in my mailbox from my landlord saying that my security deposit did not cover damages and I owe more money. The letter has a Pitney Bowes... Read more »
Landlords must return security deposits and send an itemized statement of any amounts withheld within 30 days after you vacate. If not, tenant can sue landlord and collect attorney fees. See this link: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/5321.16v1
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Our lease ended a couple months ago and fell into a month-to-month basis. We just received a non-renewal notice without explanation and have 30 days to leave. I have two kids and I’m pregnant now. Can I fight for more time to find a new home because of my pregnancy even though we are no longer on... Read more »
Pregnancy does not provide any legal right to stay beyond the expiration or termination of the lease. You can try to negotiate with the landlord about it, but if the landlord does not allow you to stay, landlord can file an eviction. An eviction is a permanent public record that can make it...Read more »
My apartment complex requires 60 day notice, which I gave. I was one day late giving, so I paid technically until, the 28th, even though I’m supposed to move out by midnight on 27th. I had hard time finding new apartment since not many had openings with the COVID stuff. I finally found one, but... Read more »
After renting a house for 8 years in perfect standing, my landlord decides he wants to sell the house i'm in during this pandemic. I and other members of my family have underlining health conditions that makes covid-19 more dangerous. Like i said i live in Erie county Ohio which is currently... Read more »
Ohio law allows landlord to show prospective tenants or buyers after giving reasonable notice to a tenant. That law has not been amended for the pandemic. If you refuse entry, the landlord could try to evict you. But landlord is not allowed to force entry to show the house. Tell the landlord...Read more »
I've told him my concerns (that I don't want strangers in my house during the pandemic) and we're leaving the premises in 43 days. He's unwilling to show the house virtually as well. What can I do? I'm scared for my well-being and that of my unborn child.
Ohio law allows landlord to show to prospective renters by giving 24 hours notice. But the law does not specify a penalty for tenant if tenant refuses. If tenant refuses, landlord could file to evict tenant. It is unlikely that the eviction process can be completed in 43 days, as the landlord...Read more »
The roommate doesn’t even pay half of the mortgage/utilities, so having an additional person living at the house for 3-5 days out of the week sometime is annoying. They also never signed a lease. On top of it, the S.O. is loud and rude. Can I tell my roommate their significant other is no longer... Read more »
You can tell roommate to get the SO out. But if that doesn't work, you must go through the eviction process to do it legally and avoid being sued for unlawful eviction. Check your local court web site for the eviction process or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to assist...Read more »
My landlord has not returned my security deposit yet and it’s been 2 months already. I filed a small claims case , suing for double , and right when I did , then they wanted to finally respond saying that it’ll be coming in the mail. I asked them to pay the $65 filing fee I had to pay and then... Read more »
You can reject the payment. The damages, including double damages and costs, accrue at the time of filing. If they hadn't paid anything at that point, then they are still liable for the security deposit plus statutory damages.
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