The law concerning security deposits

March 4, 2014

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Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association. Q. What is a security deposit? A. A security deposit is a payment required by a landlord to ensure that a tenant pays... Read more »

When can you leave the lease early?

March 4, 2014

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Prepared by Columbus attorney Eric E. Willison of the Law Office of Eric E. Willison and reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Bar Association Q. My landlord will not fix things around the apartment. Can... Read more »

Lease lingo

March 4, 2014

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Some terms commonly found in leases: Application fee: The fee charged to process your application. Some properties that cater to UA students will waive this fee as part of their recruiting strategy. Activity... Read more »

Landlord can’t shut off utilities

March 4, 2014

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Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association Q. What is a utility shutoff?
 A. A utility shut-off is like a lockout in the context of landlord-tenant law. This is... Read more »

What happens if my landlord locks me out?

March 4, 2014

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Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association Q. What is a lockout? A. If a landlord has an unresolved problem with a tenant, the landlord may try to change the locks... Read more »

Landlord-tenant rights and obligations

March 4, 2014

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Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association Q. What must my lease include? A. There are no minimum content requirements under Ohio law. Ohio law is actually silent... Read more »

Protect valuables with renter’s insurance

March 4, 2014

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Prepared by Mary Jo Hudson, former director of the Ohio Department of Insurance, and updated by William J. Reynolds, an attorney in private practice in Cincinnati. Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Bar Association. Most... Read more »

Lease checklist

March 4, 2014

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What to look for in your lease: ✓ Listing of location and whether it is a room or an entire property: Make sure the lease lists whether you are renting a room and the common area, or the entire apartment. ✓ Landlord... Read more »

Resources for renters

March 4, 2014

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Off-Campus Student Services A one-stop resource for students who live off campus or plan to live off campus, their parents, and landlords. Helps students locate housing, find roommates... Read more »

Know your rights with respect to the eviction process

March 4, 2014

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Reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Legal Services Association Q. How does the eviction process start? A. All evictions in Ohio must begin with a “Notice to Leave Premises,” (commonly... Read more »

What students should know about leasing

March 4, 2014

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Prepared by attorney Doug Holthus of Poling | Petrello’s Columbus office and reprinted with the permission of the Ohio State Bar Association. Q. I attend college away from home and am getting ready to sign... Read more »