Landlord Rights and Timeframes Required for Eviction and Rent Increase

Licensed to practice law in Ohio, Kyle T. Kirts possesses more than 15 years of experience. Kyle Kirts has represented clients in a variety of cases, including those related to landlord and tenant laws.

In the State of Ohio, a landlord has the right to evict a tenant for nonpayment of rent and violating lease terms. An eviction may only be filed following proper notification to the resident about the situation. Notice for nonpayment requires a minimum of three days before filing paperwork with the court, while other violations, even those affecting health and safety, require landlords to give the offender 30 days to rectify an issue. The time period does not include weekends and holidays. In addition, a landlord should not count the day a notice is sent as part of the timeframe.

In terms renting a property, a landlord can price a home at any price he or she deems fit. Increase in rent, by any amount, requires tenant notice of typically 30 days. The exception to the rule occurs when a landlord offers a written or oral lease stating fixed rent for a specific term.


Basic Stretches for Runners

A juris doctor graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law, Kyle Kirts is licensed to practice in Ohio, where he has served as an attorney for over 15 years. Kyle T. Kirts also enjoys running, and came in third in his age group in the 2013 Mattoon Knights of Columbus 5K event.

Whether going on a light jog or running a marathon, stretching is an important part of a safe and injury-free workout experience. One of the most important things to remember about an effective stretching routine is to take your time; rushing through the process can tighten muscles rather than loosen them, and may create more issues than not stretching at all.

Walking lunges. From a standing position, take a big step forward. Then, bring your knee above your ankle and your thigh parallel with the ground. Bring your other leg forward and rise into a standing position. Repeat the step with your other leg. With practice, perform the lunges fluidly and repeat 10 times for each leg.

Calf stretch. Lean forward with one or both hands against a wall or similar solid object. Put one leg back and gently stretch its heel toward the ground. Repeat the process with the other leg. You should feel gentle stretching pressure along your calf, but be careful not to overdo the motion and strain your muscle.

Side stretch. To avoid common issues like side stitches, stretch your sides before running. First, keep your abdominal muscles tight and raise your arms straight over your head. Then, bend at your waist and lean first to one side and then to the other. Hold the pose at each side for two breaths, and repeat.

Tips for Beginning 5K Runners

A practicing Ohio attorney, Kyle T. Kirts has more than 15 years of experience representing clients in areas ranging from juvenile and tenant law to criminal and traffic defense, among others. Outside of his professional work, Kyle Kirts enjoys participating in 5K events.

Accessible for beginning, intermediate, and advanced runners, the 5K run is one of the most popular events in the United States. Covering a length of 3.1 miles, beginners can train for the run in about two months, whether or not they regularly run a mile at a time. Especially important for people who are not regularly active before starting a 5K training program: Remember not to push yourself too much, too quickly, and to wear comfortable clothes and shoes to protect your feet and joints.

As a foundation for your workout, run and walk for 30 minutes, three days a week. Begin by walking for at least five minutes to warm up and transition into 15 seconds of running and 45 seconds of walking for the rest of the period. Between the run and walk days, walk for 30 minutes one or two days a week, and rest on the remaining day or days. Focus on the time intervals rather than speed or distance to minimize the chance of injury or burnout. Each week, increase the time spent running by five seconds and decrease the time spent walking by five seconds. During the run, practice efficient breathing by inhaling every two to four steps and exhaling every two to four steps. That way, your muscles get the oxygen they need during the workout.