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Ohio Landlord/Tenant Law

This guide provides an overview of landlord/tenant law in Ohio.

Need Legal Help?

The Law Library is open to the public for self-help during its regular business hours. The information provided is not a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney.

For legal assistance, consider the following organizations:

Hamilton County Municipal Court Help Center
Provides free information and limited legal advice in Municipal Civil cases for individuals who do not have a lawyer, for the following issues:

  • Small Claims
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Evictions
  • Collections
  • Court process and procedure

Ohio Legal Help

Provides free information, forms and referrals for housing and other legal issues in Ohio.

Legal Aid of Greater Cincinnati
Legal representation, information, advice and referral for people in need of legal help

Lawyer Referral Service, Cincinnati Bar Association
A free referral and a reduced consultation fee for the first 30 minutes

Lawyer Referral Service, Northern Kentucky Bar Association
A free referral with hourly fees established by participating attorneys

Pro Seniors Legal Hotline and Referral Service
Help for persons over the age of 60

Disability Rights Ohio
Advocates for the human, civil, and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio

Ohio Attorney General, Services for Consumers
Help resolving consumer issues, tips on scams and deceptive practices

Advocates and enforces housing regulations for all protected classes and promotes stable, integrated communities