Download Ohio Rental Lease Agreement Forms and Templates

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Ohio Rental Lease Agreement Forms and Templates


Download free Ohio rental lease agreements in Adobe PDF (.pdf) and Microsoft Word (.doc) to allow a tenant to occupy property from an owner or manager. It is always recommended the at lessor perform a background check on the lessee before signing any long term contract. Once both parties have completed and authorized the form, it becomes legal and enforceable. If either party would like to know their rights they should read the Landlord-Tenant Handbook.

  • Rental Application – A landlord will typically make his or her tenants fill out an application before signing any type of lease. This will allow the property owner to ensure that the person has a stable employment  and credit history. There may be a fee involved and if approved the tenant will be granted a contract for authorization immediately.
  • Residential Lease – Authorizes the use of property through an agreement of payments every month. The tenant may have to pay a fee to undergo a rental application to be verified as deemed credible for a lease agreement. Once the tenant is approved a lease should be negotiated and and authorized immediately. Both parties should keep originals for their records and abide by the terms and conditions until the end of the contract.
  • Sublease – A sublease agreement allows a tenant that is under a lease to be able to rent the property to another person (“Sublessee”). The tenant and sublessee may negotiate any type of agreement as long as subletting is allowed in the original lease agreement. It should be known that if the sublessee does not pay rent on time, the original tenant is liable for the payment to the landlord until the end of the term.
  • Commercial – For the use of a business tenant seeking to occupy retail, industrial, or office space. The term is typically longer than a residential lease as once a place of business has been setup, financial investments in relation to fixtures and advertising tend to keep an entity or individual in one place for a period of time. Landlord is advised to make sure any entity located in the State is in good standing with the Secretary of State’s office through the use of the business database.
  • Month-to-Month – Also known as a tenancy at will, this type of contract allows a landlord and tenant to sign a contract for the occupation of residential space in exchange for rent, although there is no end date to the document. In accordance with Statute 5321.17, either party may cancel or alter this type of lease with at least thirty (30) days’ notice to the other party.

Common Landlord Tenant Laws

  • Security Deposit
    • Limit – No State limit – Landlord may charge as much as desired
    • Returning to Tenant – Landlord must give the deposit amount minus any deductions within thirty (30) days of move-out
  • Access to Property by Landlord – Must grant at least twenty-four (24) hours notice
  • When is Rent Due – There is no grace period and payment is expected on the date specified in the signed contract

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