No Lawyer—No Problem: Drawing Up an Ohio Residential Lease Agreement
Renting can be a hassle without a proper lease agreement as opposed to a basic rental agreement that is not tailored to your specific situation. Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, a residential lease agreement is supposed to protect both parties to prevent any potential disputes or issues. Say goodbye to downloading a free printable basic rental agreement because the world’s first virtual lawyer—DoNotPay—comes to the rescue!
We’ll explain all the nitty-gritty of an Ohio residential lease agreement and draw it up for you in a flash!
The Residential Lease Agreement Explained
A residential lease agreement is a legal document between a landlord and a tenant stipulating the terms of renting a residential property. This agreement should follow both the federal and state, in this case, Ohio, landlord-tenant laws. This is why you should steer clear of contract templates. We will take Ohio laws into consideration and customize your agreement.
A standard residential lease agreement in Ohio and most states is a one-year contract. It can also be a month-to-month rental agreement.
Ohio Lease Agreement Guidelines
Before drafting and signing a residential lease agreement, you should familiarize yourself with some of the Ohio rental laws to understand the important clauses in your agreement and to know what to expect. Here’s a breakdown of a few Ohio regulations:
Lease termination notice
|A tenant must provide a notice a minimum of 30 days before vacating|
|A landlord has to give a 24-hour notice before they enter the rented property unless it’s an emergency. They can only access the property at reasonable times|
Required landlord disclosures
|As opposed to other states, such as Texas, Ohio doesn’t require landlords to disclose any information except the lead-based paint in the property|
Security deposit laws
|There is no limit to how much a landlord can charge the tenant for the security deposit. A landlord has to return the security deposit to a tenant within 30 days after vacating|
|In Ohio, three legally accepted reasons for eviction are the following:
What the Lease Agreements in Ohio Should Cover
Here are the essential clauses and terms that an Ohio residential lease agreement should include:
- Names, addresses, and contact info of the landlord and tenant(s)
- Property—full address and a description of the rented property
- Term of the tenancy—the agreed-upon time period and a start and end date
- Due dates
- Rent cost
- Payment method
- Additional expenses and fees
- Security deposit details, such as the amount and due date
- Responsibilities for repairs and maintenance
- Rules and requirements regarding pets
- Lead-based health hazard disclosures
- Landlord's rights to access the rented property
- Dispute resolution
- Signatures of all involved parties
Other Real Estate Agreements You May Need
When renting a property, you may require additional agreements, sub-agreements, or clauses that are also standalone contracts besides the residential lease agreement. We can provide guidance on the use of different real estate documents depending on your situation, including:
- Room rental agreement
- Roommate agreement
- Short-term rental agreement
- Letter of termination of a tenancy agreement by a tenant
- Lease extension agreement
- Commercial lease agreement
- Rent-to-own or lease-to-purchase contract
- Sublease agreement
- Land lease agreement—check out our article regarding the Ohio land contract
- Lease renewal agreement
- Condominium lease agreements
- Lease termination agreement
- Real estate purchase agreement
- Real estate purchase agreement with seller financing
DoNotPay Can Create Your Rental Lease Agreement in Ohio in a Jiffy
Our app will make sure to pencil in the essential terms of a residential lease agreement and those following the Ohio laws and your wishes. All you have to do is answer a few questions and click several times.
Follow these instructions to get your unique Ohio residential lease agreement:
- Access DoNotPay from any web browser
- Enter Residential Lease Agreement
- Provide us with relevant info so we can customize your agreement
As soon as you answer all of our questions, our AI-driven app will write your contract. Feel free to review it and create as many residential lease agreements as you need.
Here’s a list of the legal documents DoNotPay can currently create on your behalf aside from the residential lease agreement:
- Intent to purchase real estate
- Estoppel certificate
- Quitclaim deed
- Non-disclosure agreement
- Independent contractor agreement
- General business contract
- Bill of sale
- LLC operating agreement
- Non-compete agreement
- General affidavit
- Promissory note
- Prenuptial agreement
- Parenting plan (child custody agreement)
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