Q. Can my landlord lock me out or turn off the utilities if I violate a term of the rental agreement? A. No. If a landlord wishes to regain possession of the apartment, he must proceed with an eviction in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 1923. This requires the posting of a three day… Read More »
Some tenants are under the mistaken impression that if they do not have a lease in writing, or if the lease in writing that they had with the landlord has expired, then they cannot be evicted. Some landlords wonder how they can evict someone if they do not have a written lease agreement with that… Read More »
Courts in Ohio have two sorts of powers. They have legal power (the power to make rulings on who owes what to whom) and equitable powers (the power to tell someone to do or not do a thing and to punish the person who does not obey. In the case of an eviction, the Court… Read More »
When the landlord and the tenant engage in a course of conduct that is at variance with the wording of the lease agreement (such as a pattern of accepting rent late without protest from the landlord) then this course of conduct is generally a good defense to the landlord’s eviction action based upon being a… Read More »
R.C. 5321.15, outlaws what are called “self help” evictions in Ohio (these are when the landlord simply locks the tenant out and tosses their belongings into the dumpster without going through the statutory eviction process as outlined in Ohio Revised Code Section 1923.04. Among other things, R.C. 5321.15 prohibits: (A) No landlord of residential premises… Read More »
For assistance with evictions in Ohio, you can call Andrew J. Ruzicho at 614.447.2365 or Eric E. Willison at 614.580.4316. You can also visit our website at www.ohiolandlordtenant.com This video addresses the subject of unauthorized occupants in Ohio residential rental property and the issues that landlords face when basing an eviction upon their presence.
If you need help with an Ohio Eviction you can call Eric E. Willison at 614.580.4316 or Andrew J. Ruzicho at 614.447.2365. This video examines the differences between a breach of the lease agreement and a breach of Ohio Revised Code Section 5321.05 as bases for Ohio evictions.
For assistance with an eviction in Ohio, you can call Andrew J. Ruzicho at 614.447.2365 or Eric E. Willison at 614.580.4316.
If you are a landlord with a tenant living in your rented premises who is behind on the rent, you have a decision to make: To evict, or not? It seems a simple decision, if you haven’t thought about it. One consideration to make is the time of the season. If it is the dead… Read More »
The answer is when you are a landlord or a tenant in an eviction process in Ohio. Ohio Revised Code Section 1921.04 states that to start the eviction process the landlord must first post a three day notice to vacate on the door of the rented premises. But case law holds that the day that… Read More »