Ohio Required Landlord Disclosures

Learn about the disclosures that landlords in Ohio must provide tenants, usually in the lease or rental agreement.

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Ohio Required Landlord Disclosures

Ohio requires landlords to make the following disclosure to tenants:

Owner or agent identity.  Every written rental agreement must contain the name and address of the owner and the name and address of the owner’s agent, if any. If the owner or the owner’s agent is a corporation, partnership, limited partnership, association, trust, or other entity, the address must be the principal place of business in the county in which the residential property is situated. If there is no place of business in such county, then its principal place of business in this state must be disclosed, including the name of the person in charge thereof. (Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 5321.18)

Check the Ohio statute (Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 5321.18) for details on these disclosures. See the Laws and Legal Research section of Nolo for advice on finding and reading statutes and court decisions.

Also, check your local ordinance, particularly if your rental unit is covered by rent control, for any city or county disclosure requirements. To find yours, check your city or county website (many are listed on State and Local Government on the Net), or contact the office of your mayor, city manager, or county administrator.

Finally, see the Required Landlord Disclosures article for details on federally-required landlord disclosures and other information on disclosures about the rental property.

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