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Ohio tenant-landlord law, effective November 4, 1974, applies to most landlord-tenant relationships and governs most rental agreements, whether they are verbal or in writing. None of the rights, remedies, or obligations which the tenant or landlord have under this law may be taken away by any oral or written agreement.

Tenant-landlord law varies from state to state. City ordinances may add to local tenant-landlord legislation. Contact HOME or your local fair housing agency for specific information about tenant-landlord law as it applies to you.

Among the documents available through HOME is a booklet called “Ohio Tenant-Landlord Law General Guidelines.” This information is specific only to State Law and does not include different city ordinances that may add local tenant-landlord legislation. To read or download a copy of this booklet, click here

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