How Can A Lease Be Terminated?

A landlord or a tenant may terminate a month­to­month agreement by giving a full thirty days notice to the other party. The thirty days begins on the next rental due date and runs with the rental period.

A written rental agreement (lease) normally specifies the method for termination or renewal. If termination or renewal is not specified, then the agreement ends on the date in the agreement.

A landlord may give a tenant a notice that the tenant is not complying with a requirement imposed on the tenant by the Ohio Landlord­Tenant Law which materially affects health and safety and advising the tenant that the rental agreement will end in 30 days. If the tenant corrects the condition, then the rental agreement will not be terminated.

A tenant may give a landlord a notice to comply with a duty imposed by the Ohio Landlord­Tenant Law which materially affects health and safety and requesting correction within 30 days. If the landlord fails to correct the condition, then the tenant may terminate the rental agreement.

If a tenant breaks a lease by moving before the lease is up, or if a tenant has had a lease terminated because the tenant is in violation of the Law, the tenant may be held liable under the agreement until the unit is re­rented.

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