No notice was given about fees they are trying to currently trying to charge me. I am currently month to month. We discussed signing a new lease but have not received any paperwork or told when a new lease has to be signed
A month to month can be terminated at the end of any month by landlord or tenant by giving 30 days written notice. Notice given March 31 terminates the lease on April 30. If you don't agree and pay the new fees, then they can evict you.
Take photos. Document damage. Contact landlord. If not fixed, then start paying your rent into escrow with your local court, or move out and sue landlord in small claims court. Or call a roofer to fix it, pay for it, and sue landlord in small claims court for reimbursement. Or with no written...Read more »
I sent a certified letter to the landlord on March 4, 2020 letting them know I'm moving out at the end of April. This was well within the required 45 day notice as my lease auto renews in May (the 15th I believe) if notice is not given. He never picked up the certified letter and it was returned to... Read more »
Send it by FedEx and get delivery confirmation. Nobody refuses FedEx. Anybody can sue for anything -- so landlord could sue you for breach of the lease and say it auto-renewed because you didn't give proper notice. But at the hearing, you can provide evidence of your attempts to deliver notice....Read more »
She (landlord) keeps texting me a lot, saying someone will be moving in on april 1st 2020 even though we are set to go to court to have a judge hear the case which is set for after april 1st. Then says she wants rent money if Im going to stay and wait on the court date to take place. Can she... Read more »
She can still demand payment, but if she accepts it, the court is unlikely to evict you unless there are other issues aside from non-payment. Accepting payment after filing for the eviction is basically settling the case. Someone else cannot move in before you go to court. Indeed, even if you lose...Read more »
I'm having issues with my upstairs neighbor that's getting out of control due to my several complaints against him for playing loud music and dragging his chairs across his kitchen floor in retaliation to my complaints. I have informed my property manage, security and has also called the police.... Read more »
You can ask, but landlord does not have to agree to an early termination, or landlord can agree -- if you pay an early termination fee. An automatic renewal can be valid. It depends on what it says. If you have given landlord written notice of the problem, then you could start paying your rent on...Read more »
Yes, rent is due on time as required by your lease. If not paid, landlord can begin an eviction, unless the state imposes a delay on evictions. Court activity has been suspended temporarily, except for emergencies. So any eviction will take several weeks. Try to work it out with landlord. With...Read more »
My husband and I own a house that we are renting out. Our tenant would like to buy the house but may not be able to secure a loan immediately. Is it legal to enter into an agreement with him that his rental payments will go towards paying off the mortgage? We would like to get it paid off in... Read more »
That type of purchase is permitted and is called a land installment purchase agreement. There are several provisions that are required to be in the agreement by Ohio law, it must be signed by both seller/landlord and buyer/tenant, and their signatures notarized, and then it must be recorded in the...Read more »
A new owner/landlord must follow the terms of any written lease already in effect. But when that lease expires, the new landlord can change the rent, fees, and any other terms. The tenant can then decide to accept the new terms or move. If there is no written lease, then it is a month to month...Read more »
If you are still month to month, then either you or landlord can terminate your tenancy at the end of any month by giving 30 days prior written notice. So if you and landlord cannot work it out, then landlord can terminate your tenancy.
If you were under a lease that includes February and March, then you are legally obligated to pay rent for those months. If you already paid your prior landlord rent for February, then the new owner is not entitled to additional February rent since it was already paid. If you did not pay anyone...Read more »
I remember being told when I move in that I have to give a 30 day notice when I want to terminate my contract at the end of the first 12 months. However, I reread the contract recently, and it states that I must give a 60 day notice. The section that states I have 60 days also includes a 30 day... Read more »
An automatic renewal clause is unenforceable in Ohio if the lease was not notarized, or the renewal is limited to three years total under Ohio's statute of conveyances. Most residential leases fail to either limit the automatic renewal or fail to get it notarized. Review the lease and see if the...Read more »
I haven't signed or renewed my lease and it expired a year ago. I gave a verbal agreement of my desire to move out before my next monthly payment 30 days ago. I recently gave a written notice, my landlord is demanding I pay the next 30 days rent though I will no longer be on the premise. My lease... Read more »
You are on a month to month lease, which requires 30 days written notice to terminate at the end of a month. If you gave written notice in February, it would take effect to terminate your lease on March 31, so you would have to pay rent for March, even if you move out sooner than March 31. If you...Read more »
I live in Ohio and the tenants have had medical issues that prevented them from paying I tried to be nice but found out I was getting strung along on a document they forged from the government (PRC) so I immediately had an eviction letter sent via certified mail. I’m still waiting on the... Read more »
The eviction process requires a written 3 day notice to vacate for non-payment of rent. If tenant does not vacate, landlord then files an eviction complaint with the court. The court is not going to respond to your calls. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to assist you with...Read more »
If you both signed the lease, you both are equally liable to pay the rent in full each month for the full duration of the lease. Your lease contract is with the landlord, not with her. The landlord is not likely to refund any part of the deposit to you if you move out, unless you can convince her...Read more »
He signed as head of household the resposible party for paying. I signed as an occupant not responsible for paying we got evicted due to being late on rent they wouldn't accept a late payment even though we tried to make arrangements and let them know it was going to be late. So they evicted us... Read more »
It isn't illegal for them to say it. But if you did not sign the lease to be financially liable for the rent, then they have no legal basis to try to get it from you. Some landlords do not act properly, and they might still sue you. But to win, they would have to produce the written lease that...Read more »
My roommate hasn't been paying his rent on time since October, but I never knew until December because neither he or the landlord told me. I was sent a possible eviction notice in December by the landlord and that's when I found out. I paid my half on time every month, but every month because of... Read more »
If both you and your roommate signed the lease, then you are both fully liable to pay the entire amount of rent owed - joint liability. In an eviction, the landlord can sue both of you, get a judgment, and then collect from one or both of you, whichever landlord chooses. Try to work it out with...Read more »
What we found instead was that he left town and handed keys to a friend of his son's, telling him he could just have the place. The lease clearly states no sub-leasing, but no notice was even attempted. PD advised me that Ohio law changed and I no longer have to evict as he does not have "legal... Read more »
Ask the police for the reference to the change in the law they mention. Unless they can provide that, then if the son won't leave voluntarily and you change the locks, he could sue you. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to assist you.
I asked him to use part of my deposit for the first half of the month because I wasn't sure of my move out date. He agreed via a dated text. I came home to a 3 day notice. He has now told me he will evict me unless I give a full months rent but he already accepted the deposit and I offered half a... Read more »
To file an eviction, he only needs to pay the filing fee - even if he doesn't have a valid basis. An eviction is a permanent public record, even if he loses and the eviction is dismissed, and it can make it difficult to rent from a landlord who checks the records. So try to work it out with...Read more »
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