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Off-campus housing fair set for Thursday

Off-campus housing fair set for Thursday

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

March 4, 2014

Choosing where to live next school year is a huge decision. In deciding whether to move off campus or stay in a dorm, or to look for a different place to live rather than renew a current apartment lease, each student must pick carefully. One of the best places to start gathering informatio...

The law concerning security deposits

March 4, 2014

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 rent on time and keeps the rental unit in good condition. If the tenant damages the property or leaves ow...

Landlord can’t shut off utilities

March 4, 2014

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 not about the utility company turning off service (gas, electric, water, etc.) because the tenant failed...

What happens if my landlord locks me out?

March 4, 2014

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 or shut off utilities in order to force the tenant to solve the problem.  A lockout is when a land...

Resources for renters

March 4, 2014

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 and get answers to questions related to off-campus living. Student Union Room 152 330-972-5500 uakron.edu/offc...

What students should know about leasing

March 4, 2014

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 an apartment lease. What should I know? A. Ohio law outlines the basic rights and resp...