Landlord/Tenant Law

David Goldstein Co., L.P.A.

 

When renting a residential apartment, there are clear rights and expectations for both landlords and tenants. If either a landlord or a tenant fails to meet the obligations laid out in the Ohio Revised Code, there are clear procedures that our firm can assist our clients with.

 

Landlord Requirements

The Ohio Revised Code section 5321.04 has clear expectations for landlords. Below is a summary of their legal requirements:

  • Must comply with all building, housing, health, and safety codes
  • Keep all common areas clean and safe
  • Make all repairs and do anything necessary to keep premise fit and habitable
  • Maintain good electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, and everything else they supply to the tenant
  • Removal of ashes, garbage, and rubbish
  • Supply running water and hot water
  • Provide 24-hour notice to enter the apartment, except in case of emergencies

If your landlord has not fulfilled these duties or their other obligations, contact our firm below.

Tenant Requirements

As a tenant, your obligations are laid out in Ohio Revised Code § 5321.05. If you are a property owner and your tenant is not following these guidelines, contact our firm today.

  • Keep their part of the premises safe and sanitary
  • Dispose of garbage, rubbish, and other waste in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner
  • Keep all plumbing fixtures clean and in the condition as when rented
  • Use and operate all electrical and plumbing fixtures properly
  • Comply with requirements of state and local housing, health, and safety codes
  • Refrain and forbid any other person on the premises from intentionally or negligently destroying or removing any fixture or appliance
  • Maintain all appliances in good working order

 

Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, you have clearly defined rights. If you are looking into evicting a tenant or withholding rent, there are very specific processes and procedures that may change based upon your local municipality. Before taking these actions, we recommend contacting our law firm for a free consultation.

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