What Is Abandonment?

The Ohio Landlord­Tenant Law does not address the problem of abandonment of a rental unit by a tenant. If a tenant fails to remove all of her/his belongings, or fails to turn in the keys to the unit, or continues to visit the unit, the safest method for the landlord to recover legal possession is to go through the eviction process. Landlords should seek legal advice before seizing, selling, or disposing of the tenants belongings.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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