Ohio landlords, rent or lease a rental premises to a tenant with these downloadable and customizable Ohio Residential Lease Forms.

Rent Increases. If the lease is not for a specified rent over a fixed term, the landlord can increase the rent after giving sufficient notice in writing to the tenant, usually 30 days.

Security Deposits. Ohio's landlord-tenant laws do not limit the amount that a landlord can charge for a security deposit, however there may be a maximum limit set by city or county regulations. The security deposit must be returned to the tenant within 30 days after he or she has moved out of the premises.

Interest on Security Deposits. The landlord must pay interest at the rate of 5% per year on deposits paid by a tenant who leases or rents the unit for a period of 6 months or more.
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Ohio Agreement to Terminate Lease

Cancel a tenant's lease before the end of the lease term with this Ohio Agreement for Early Termination of Lease form.

  • This form is not for evictions. It can only be used when both the landlord and tenant agree to terminate the lease early.
  • This Agreement is for residential tenants only. A different form is required for commercial rental properties.
  • The tenant must still give the landlord written noti.....

Ohio Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement

Lease a house or apartment in Ohio to a tenant with this Fixed Term Residential Lease Agreement.

  • The lease runs for a fixed term, such as 1 year.
  • The security deposit must not exceed 1 1/2 months' rent. If the deposit is more than 1 month's rent, the landlord must pay 5% interest on the excess.
  • The tenant must give the landlord prompt notice of any needed repairs. The landlord must make all inside and outside repairs in a timely manner.
  • The tenant.....

Ohio Lease Co-Signer Agreement

OH landlords, if you are signing a lease with a tenant who is a minor (such as a student), make sure a parent or guardian of the tenant executes this Ohio Lease Co-signer Agreement.

The co-signer agrees to:
  • allow the landlord to run a credit check on the co-signer,
  • guarantee that the tenant complies with the rental agreement,
  • guarantee the payment of rent.
This Ohio Lease Co-signer Agreement is provided in MS Word format. It .....

Ohio Permission to Sublet or Assign Lease

Get your landlord's consent to assign your lease or sublet your rental unit for the rest of the lease term with this Ohio Permission Agreement to Sublet or Assign Lease.

  • The new tenant must meet the landlord's requirements, and the landlord must give its written approval of the new tenant.
  • The form contains clauses for either an assignment of the lease or a sublease of the premises.
  • The landlord has the option to hold the existing tenant responsible for.....

Ohio Rental Agreement for Residential Premises

Rent a house or apartment in Ohio to a tenant with this Rental Agreement for Residential Premises, for a monthly or weekly tenancy.
  • The Agreement establishes what is called a "periodic tenancy" because it runs from rental period to rental period (month to month or week to week).
  • The tenant must pay late fees if the rent is not paid on time, and a charge for any returned checks.
  • The tenant is responsible for yard maintenance.
  • Procedure that the l.....

Ohio Residential Lease Extension

Extend the term of a tenant's lease with this Ohio Residential Lease Extension Agreement.

  • The landlord and tenant must both agree to extend the lease term for an additional period.
  • The lease cost now becomes a monthly rental payment for the duration of the extended term.
  • All other provisions of the original lease which are not amended in the Extension Agreement remain the same.
  • This Agreement is only for residential tenancies. For business tenants,.....

Ohio Residential Sublease Agreement

Ohio tenants, sublease the property you are renting with this Sublease Agreement for residential rental units.

  • The sublease requires the consent of the landlord.
  • The subtenant must pay the rent, the utilities and a damage deposit.
  • The subtenant must keep the premises in clean and good condition.
  • The subtenant cannot assign the sublease without the consent of both the landlord and the original tenant.
  • The sublease includes a Premises I.....

Ohio Tenant Agreement for Alterations to Rental Unit

Ohio tenants, get your landlord's consent to do alterations to your rental unit with this Agreement for Tenant Alterations.

  • The tenant must use only the materials and procedures agreed to by the landlord.
  • The tenant waives all claims against the landlord for injury, loss or damage suffered as a result of the work.
  • This template contains alternate provisions regarding ownership of the alterations at the end of the tenancy, depending on whether the alterations.....