If the landlord comes against the tenant, the tenant is authorized, in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code Section 5321.02, to use the landlord`s retaliation to defend against an action by the landlord to restore ownership of the premises; (2) reclaim ownership of the premises; or (3) to terminate the lease. The tenant may also be able to recover real damages as well as reasonable legal fees. However, a landlord may increase the rent on the basis of improvements made by the landlord on the site or due to an increase in the operating costs of the premises. 1. The tenant does not pay the rent, as required by the tenancy agreement; (h) evict the tenant if the tenant does not comply with the terms of the tenancy agreement or if he is informed by a law enforcement officer of the tenant`s drug activities, and the tenant`s household or a tenant`s client who is performing in the property or who has other ties to the property. Ohio Revised Code Section 5321.01 defines a tenant as “a person authorized to use and live in residential buildings under a lease agreement, with the exception of others.” The lessor is defined as “the owner, owner or tenant of apartment buildings, the representative of the landlord, landlord or sub-lot, or any person authorized by the landlord, lessor or subtenant to manage the premises or obtain the lease of a tenant under a rental agreement.” PLEASE NOTE: As our company represents so many landlords in rentals, we do not represent tenants in a dwelling to avoid potential conflicts of interest. However, we represent both landlords and tenants in commercial evictions. We represent the individual in all other matters. In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code Section 5321.07, if the lessor does not meet its obligations, the tenant may communicate in writing to the landlord what obligation was not fulfilled by the landlord. Communication should be addressed wherever the rent is normally paid. If a lessor does not have the condition within a reasonable time or within thirty days, depending on what is earlier, and if the tenant is up to date with his rent, the tenant can do one of three things that include: (1) the deposit and all future rent payments with the administrator of the competent court; (2) the court orders the lessor to resolve the problem.
When applying, the tenant can deposit rent with the agent and can also apply for a court order to reduce the rent owed to the landlord until the landlord sets the condition. The tenant may also require the court to deposit the rent to the agent to correct the condition. In the case of orders made after this division, the court may ask the tenant to deposit rent with the agent; (3) Termination of the lease. Ohio Revised Code Section 5321.07 does not apply to a landlord who is a tenancy agreement covering three premises or less, in a written tenancy agreement or, in the case of oral rent, informed in writing to the tenant at the time of the first occupation by the tenant or in premises inhabited by a student tenant. There are four types of leases: (1) term tenancy; (2) periodic lease; (3) all-you-can-eat rent; and (4) rent in case of suffering.