I am an associate attorney at Cornetet, Meyer, Rush, and Stapleton with 3+ years of experience litigating landlord/tenant disputes for both landlords and tenants. I decided to start this blog as a quick, easy, and understandable resource for landlords and tenants to learn about their rights and hopefully dispel some of the more common myths.
More than most other areas of law, Landlord/Tenant law is inundated with urban legends and myths. The internet has only served to exponentially grow these misinterpretations. I frequently have clients come into my office ‘armed’ with forms and research they have found online. The issue is that those documents do not take into consideration the particulars of Ohio law. While it is true that many Landlord/Tenant laws share overarching themes (you don’t pay rent, you will get evicted), the procedure and requirements vary greatly state to state. A lease from California (and if you are finding something online there is 40% chance it is from California or New York) does not account for the peculiarity of Ohio law. Could it work for you? Maybe. Do you want to find out if it does or doesn’t during litigation? Absolutely not.
While this blog will touch on legal issues and recent court cases, it is not intended to take the place of the advice of an attorney. Each case is unique and your claims should always be evaluated by an attorney. If you find yourself in need of an attorney, please feel free to contact me.
All views on this blog are my own and should not be considered legal advice.