Landlord & Tenant Rights & Responsibilities

The Ohio Tenant-Landlord Act of 1974 outlines the rights and responsibilities of both tenants and landlords. It does not apply to the following properties:

  • Farm residences on two or more acres of land
  • Hospitals or nursing homes
  • Hotels
  • Jails
  • Mobile home trailer parks
  • Motels or tourist homes
  • Owner-occupied condominiums
  • Prisons
  • School dormitories
  • Workhouses or halfway houses

Tenant Landlord Facts

The Tenant Landlord Facts brochure (PDF) will provide general information to help you better understand your responsibilities and rights under the law. We hope that you will read it carefully and use it as a guide for better Tenant-Landlord relations.