Ohio Landlord-Tenant Law
Ohio is in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and has both thriving cities and bustling small-towns. Known for its universities, professional sports teams, and its history in the Rust Belt, Ohio is an industrial capital that is constantly growing. For our recommendations on exactly where to invest in this state, take a look at our Ohio state rental investment report – keep reading for more information on Ohio landlord-tenant law.
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Ohio Landlord-Tenant Law FAQs
Below are answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions when it comes to landlord-tenant laws in Ohio:
How Long Does a Landlord Have to Fix Something in Ohio?
In Ohio, once notified by a tenant, a landlord has 30 days to make less crucial repairs – if landlords fail to do it within 30 days then tenants have the right to obtain a court order for repairs.
Can a Landlord Enter Without Permission in Ohio?
Landlords can only enter a property without permission in case of an emergency. Landlords must give reasonable notice, usually 24 hours, before entering the property. They also should only enter at reasonable times.
How Long is the Eviction Process in Ohio?
The eviction process in Ohio will vary case by case and depend on the county – visit here for eviction guidelines. In Ohio, after a three-day eviction notice, landlords can proceed with filing for an eviction.
Due Diligence and Landlord-Tenant Laws in Ohio
TurboTenant has utilized many municipal sources along with official state statutes in order to compile this information to the best of our ability. However, local laws are always in flux and landlords and tenants alike should be sure to do their due diligence and consult legal help when it’s needed. We hope the following list can serve as a valuable resource and allow you to succeed as a landlord or tenant in Ohio. Be sure to take proper precautions when it comes to finding the top candidates for your unit by utilizing our online rental application and tenant screening services.
Disclaimer: TurboTenant, Inc does not provide legal advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only. All users are advised to check all applicable local, state, and federal laws and consult legal counsel should questions arise.
Ohio Landlord-Tenant Law Resources
Ohio Fair Housing Resources
Federal Fair Housing Resources
- Federal Fair Housing Act
- United State Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Wikipedia)
Other State Resources
- Ohio Tenant/Landlord Rights and Obligations – Ohio Bar Association
- Ohio Housing Legal Help
- Ohio Termination of Tenancy
- Ohio Tenant-Landlord Law – Guide
Ohio Real Estate Associations
City-Specific Housing Resources
- Columbus Fair Housing
- Ohio State Renter Guide
- Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
- Columbus REALTORS®
- Columbus Apartment Association
- Toledo Landlord Tenant and Responsibilities
- Toledo Fair Housing
- Resources for Landlords
- FAQ for Landlords
- Toledo Regional Association of REALTORS
- Cleveland Fair Housing
- Cleveland Housing Resources
- Northeast Ohio Apartment Association – Cleveland
- Cleveland REALTORS
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