Ohio Landlord-Tenant Laws

Ohio Rental Laws

Ohio Revised Codes (ORC), Title 53, Chapter 5321, Landlords and Tenants

Termination for Nonpayment Notice
(Eviction Notice)

Unconditional Quit Notice
Termination for Lease Violation Notice3-Day Notice
Small Claim Court LimitOhio Small Claim Court Limit is $6,000
Handling Abandoned PropertyRingler v. Sias, 428 N.E.2d 869 (Ohio Ct. App. 1980)
Penalty for Self-Help EvictionActual damages
Tenant Withholding Rent for Repairs5321.07 Failure of landlord to fulfill obligations – remedies of tenant.
Required Disclosures Owner or Agent Identity
5321.18 Written rental agreement for residential premises provisions.
Non-Refundable Fees
Security Deposit RulesSecurity Deposit Amount: No Limit
Interest of 5% must be paid on any deposit over $50 or one month’s rent, whichever is greater.
Deadline to itemize and return of security deposit: 30 days
5321.16 Procedures for security deposits.
Month-to-Month Notice30 days
Payment of Rent
Property Entry
24 Hours

Landlord-Tenant State Laws