Resources for Tenants
section is to provide tenants with information to help them
better understand their rights and responsibilities under the
law. It is our hope that tenants will utilize the resources
provided as a guide for better tenant-landlord relations. The
information provided in this section does not constitute legal
advice and is intended for reference purposes only. For specific
interpretation of the law, or if you have doubts regarding your
legal rights, please seek legal assistance.
Rights & Responsibilities
Under the law, a tenant has certain rights and responsibilities.
Tenants are bound by lease agreements and laws which govern
rental of residential property.
Rent Escrow Process
Tenants have the legal right to place their monthly rent payment
into an escrow account if they have a legitimate complaint
regarding the condition of the rental unit. The tenant and
landlord must follow the outline in this section.
A list of agencies who offer assistance to families and
individuals in need of help is provided. Please contact any of
the agencies listed for specific eligibility requirements.
A landlord cannot refuse to make a reasonable accommodation in
policy, practice, rule and/or service that will allow a person
with a disability to fully use a rental unit. This section
contains housing rights and advocacy organizations for
Landlord in Foreclosure?
If you are a tenant living in a residence in foreclosure, you have rights and
http://savethedream.ohio.gov/Renters.aspx to learn more.
Links & Who to call
We have provided the following list of contacts to assist you in
reaching the person that can address your particular problem or