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.