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Ohio Leases and Rental Agreements Laws

The relationship between landlords and their tenants is regulated at the state level, where laws dictate limits on security deposits and other legal protections for both parties. According to Ohio's lease and rental agreement laws, deposits must be returned within 30 days of the termination of the lease.

The key details of Ohio lease and rental agreement laws are listed below. See FindLaw's Landlord Tenant Law section for more articles and resources.

Code Section 4112.02(H); 5321.01, et seq.
Terms of Leases Presumption that holdover converts to year-to-year term but it is rebuttable (Bumiller v. Walker, 116 N.E. 797 (1917))
Deposits Interest on deposit required at 5% per year if tenant remains in possession 6 months or more and deposit is greater than $50 or one month's rent; deposit must be returned within 30 days of termination
Discrimination No discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, handicap, national origin, familial status
Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted? No

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an Ohio landlord-tenant attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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