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- OH Residential Lease Agreement: Download a Free Template
- View Sample PDF
- OH Landlord and Tenant Laws
1. Download a Free OH Residential Lease Agreement
Each state is required by Federal law to include the following essential terms and elements in their Rental/Lease Agreements:
- contact and identifying information of the tenant and landlord,
- property address and description,
- any pet prohibitions or requirements,
- lead based and health hazard disclosures,
- security deposit amount and due date
Not every state will have identical elements when it comes to the requirements and provisions in their Lease/Rental Agreement.
It is recommended you acquaint yourself with your state’s requirements and specificities to ensure that your Lease/Rental Agreement is comprehensive and protects your financial and legal rights fully.
Select the appropriate state where your Lease/Rental Agreement is to be executed to learn about important requirements and differences.
2. Ohio Residential Lease Agreement Sample PDF
The sample lease agreement below describes a contract between “Landlord” Kevin Lee and “Tenant” Olivia Graham. She agrees to rent a duplex in Columbia for $1,000 per month for a fixed term beginning on June 01, 2017 and ending on August 09, 2017. The tenant agrees to pay for all utilities and services for the Premises.
This is a good example of what provisions a simple lease agreement might contain, and how one should look in its final form.Ohio-Residential-Lease-Rental-Agreement
3. Ohio Landlord and Tenant Laws
Ohio imposes additional and distinct requirements for landlords and tenants when executing a Lease/Rental Agreement. For example, Ohio Statute provides for the following:
- There is no limit as to the amount a landlord may collect as a security deposit from the tenant (No statute).
- Any security deposit greater than fifty dollars ($50) must accrue interest on the difference at the rate of five percent (5%) per year and be paid annually to the tenant, if the tenant lives at the leased property for more than six (6) months. (§§ 5321.16(A))
Landlord Right of Entry:
- A landlord must provide a tenant with at minimum, twenty-four (24) hours written notice before entering the premises and may only enter at a reasonable time. (§§ 5321.04)
Additionally, Ohio law requires:
Further Contact Details:
- Every rental agreement contain the contact details of the owner and the owner’s agent. (§§ 5321.18)