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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: I can prove my property manager gave someone illegal access to my apartment and the physical damage n property damage

This illegal access was direct cause of the physical and property damage how do I get charges brought from this . The person a malignant narcissist still enter my property still cause damage after several complaints to police

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

If you have evidence that your property manager granted someone unauthorized access to your apartment, resulting in physical and property damage, you should consider taking legal action. Start by gathering all the evidence you have, including any documentation, photographs of the damage, and... View More

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

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
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

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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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
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

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
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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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
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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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
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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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
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

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Eviction in Ohio

Back In August I received a letter in the mail from my landlord attorney that a relief of stay was granted by the bankruptcy judge and the letter was also sent to housing court.

I immediately filed a procedural objection noting 14 days for the attorney to respond as I was not served nor... View More

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answered on Nov 5, 2023

In your situation, it appears there may have been a procedural oversight. When you raise an objection in a bankruptcy proceeding, you are entitled to a response or a hearing on that objection. If no one has responded to your objection and the court has not scheduled a hearing, it could potentially... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: What jurisdiction would I file a claim?

I lived in a place that we found out had toxic black mold and me and my family have been medically harmed by this. I asked the landlord to fix the issues and they refused, I complained to the health department and Fire Marshall and both told them they had to fix it due to serious health conditions... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 2, 2023

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but you await a response for two weeks. You may already be in touch with an Ohio attorney with the eviction. Consult with a local personal injury attorney about the best manner for handing the element of injury. Although the place of occurrence of an injury or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Can I move roommate belongings into another room without waiting for court ruling? Please read details

Hello, I have this roommate (His name not in lease) supposing to rent a room in my apartment. However he isn't paying rent me for a while. I'm about to start an eviction process but I was wondering if it was legal for me to remove is belonging from the bedroom? I'm not trying to... View More

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answered on Sep 26, 2023

In Ohio, you generally can't unilaterally remove a roommate's belongings from their living space without following the proper eviction process, even if their name is not on the lease. Doing so could be considered an illegal eviction or "self-help eviction," which is not allowed... View More

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Q: What course of action can i take if my landlord removed the washers and dryers without notice? lease states we have them

They also have not been responding what so ever when trying to contact them

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answered on Aug 31, 2023

If your Ohio landlord removed washers and dryers from your rental property without notice and has been unresponsive to your attempts to communicate, you have several potential courses of action. Begin by carefully reviewing your lease agreement to ascertain whether the appliances are explicitly... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: If rental renewal was not given in lease form am I able to move with no penalty?

I have lived at my current rental property since June of 2020. We communicate with landlord via text. We have only seen him twice. Once when we viewed property. And another when we had a leak. He makes us do everything for maint. and he takes off of our rent. This year when we told our landlord we... View More

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answered on Aug 25, 2023

Text conversations would be enough to renew the lease at the new rate. If you left early you would be in breach.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: I closed on a duplex property on 7/31an haven’t received the tenants security deposit from previous owner what can I do
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Aug 18, 2023

Typically, your agreement with the Seller should specify how much you should receive and when. Since it is only a duplex--as opposed to a large apartment complex--it is not uncommon for the amount of the security deposit to just be mathematically eliminated at the time of closing. For example, if... View More

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Q: In Ohio does my niece need a court order to make her boyfriend move out?

My niece recently had a baby with her boyfriend. He’s lived with her for a little over one year now, but has become increasingly abusive. She wants him to move out. She lived there before they met, his name is not on the lease, there are no bills in his name. The only mail delivered there with... View More

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answered on Aug 8, 2023

Due to the length of time he's been living there, he transitioned at some point from a "guest", which doesn't need an eviction, to a "sub-tenant" who does.

As a practical matter, however, under these facts the likelihood of her getting in trouble for a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Q: My neighbor runs a business training & boarding dogs at the house he rents. Does he have to have permits or licenses?

He boards them when he is training them.

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answered on Aug 3, 2023

In Ohio, running a business training and boarding dogs may require permits or licenses, depending on local regulations and zoning laws. It's essential for your neighbor to check with the city or county authorities to determine the specific requirements for operating a dog training and boarding... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: How can I get my dad out of my house if I own the house and he doesn’t help pay for rent nor bills and no Agreement made

I have my dad staying in my house (me and my husband own the house) and my dad doesn’t pay rent or bills and I want him to move out but he has mail that is coming to my house without my permission. Can I still make him leave ?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jun 7, 2023

He is considered a tenant. You will have to file an eviction against him, and that process will take several weeks. Since it is likely to cause tension in the home, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney who handles evictions so the process is done properly. Otherwise, if not done... View More

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