This page of links is provided to link you directly to the Ohio Landlord-Tenant Law and Ohio Fair Housing Law as they appear in the Ohio Revised Code.  Please click a link below for more information on any topic.  Clicking the larger headings will take you to the respective chapter in the Ohio Revised Code where you can read that section in its entirety. 

 

 

CHAPTER 5321: LANDLORDS AND TENANTS (Ohio Landlord-Tenant Law)

·         5321.01 Landlord and tenant definitions. (What certain words mean)

·         5321.02 Retaliatory action by landlord prohibited.  (Landlord cannot punish tenant when tenant exercises certain rights)

·         5321.03 Action for possession by landlord. (When a landlord can evict a tenant)

·         5321.031 College or university student tenant rental agreements. (Applies to colleges and universities)

·         5321.04 Landlord obligations. (What the landlord must do)

·         5321.05 Tenant obligations. (What the tenant must do)

·         5321.051 Eviction of tenant allowing sex or child victim offenders to occupy premises near school.

·         5321.06 Terms and conditions of rental agreement.

·         5321.07 Failure of landlord to fulfill obligations - remedies of tenant.  (Landlord’s failure to fulfill obligations)

·         5321.08 Rent deposits - duty of clerk of court.

·         5321.09 Landlord application for release of rent.

·         5321.10 Release of part of rent.

·         5321.11 Failure of tenant to fulfill obligations - remedies of landlord. (Tenant’s failure to fulfill obligations)

·         5321.12 Recovery of damages.

·         5321.13 Terms prohibited in rental agreement.

·         5321.14 Unconscionable terms.

·         5321.15 Acts of landlord prohibited if residential property involved. (An attempt to force a tenant out without going to court known as a “constructive eviction”)

·         5321.16 Procedures for security deposits.

·         5321.17 Termination of tenancy. (30-day lease termination)

·         5321.18 Written rental agreement for residential premises provisions.

·         5321.19 Effect of chapter on municipal ordinances, township resolutions.

 

CHAPTER 1923: FORCIBLE ENTRY AND DETAINER (EVICTIONS)

·         1923.01 Jurisdiction in forcible entry and detainer - definitions.

·         1923.02 Persons subject to forcible entry and detainer action.

·         1923.03 Judgment not a bar.

·         1923.04 Notice - service.

·         1923.05 Complaint filed and recorded.

·         1923.051 Judgment of restitution based on drug offenses taking place at leased premises.

·         1923.06 Summons - service of process.

·         1923.061 Defenses - counterclaims.

·         1923.062 Stay or adjustment of obligation for tenant on active duty.

·         1923.07 Proceedings if defendant fails to appear.

·         1923.08 Continuance and bond.

·         1923.081 Joinder of claims.

·         1923.09 Suit tried by county court judge.

·         1923.10 Trial by jury.

·         1923.101 Deposit of jury fee.

·         1923.12 Eviction of resident or resident's estate from manufactured home park - notice to remove home or vehicle.

·         1923.13 Writ of execution.

·         1923.14 Writ of execution enforced.

·         1923.15 Inspection of residential premises - order to correct conditions.

 

CHAPTER 4112: CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION (Ohio Fair Housing Law)

·         4112.01 Civil rights commission definitions.

·         4112.02 Unlawful discriminatory practices.

·         4112.021 Unlawful discriminatory practice of creditor.

·         4112.022 Unlawful discriminatory practice of educational institution.

·         4112.023 Inherently military civilian job discrimination claims.

·         4112.03 Ohio civil rights commission.

·         4112.04 Commission - powers and duties.

·         4112.05 Filing a charge of unlawful discriminatory practice.

·         4112.051 Filing civil action.

·         4112.052 Referral to attorney general to bring action to protect fair housing rights.

·         4112.06 Judicial review of final commission order.

·         4112.061 Right of commission to appeal judgment by court.

·         4112.07 Posting of notice.

·         4112.08 Liberal construction.

·         4112.09 Power to administer oaths, take affidavits and acknowledgments, and attest execution of instrument in writing.

·         4112.10 Attorney general and commission litigation.

·         4112.11 Compliance with commission orders for evidence.

·         4112.12 Commission on African-American males.

·         4112.13 Commission - powers and duties.

·         4112.14 Age discrimination.

·         4112.15 Civil rights commission general reimbursement fund.

·         4112.31 Duties of new African immigrants commission.

·         4112.32 New African immigrants commission.

·         4112.99 Civil penalty.

 

 

 

 

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