Landlord - Tenant


3-Day Notice to Leave

Ohio law requires landlords to give tenants a “Notice to Leave the Premises” before they file an eviction action against the tenant in court. This “Notice to Leave the Premises” is a written statement from the landlord telling the tenant to move out.

Mediation - Civil Cases

Civil Case Summary Form


Mediation - Domestic Relations Cases

Domestic Case Summary Forms

Domestic Mediation Asset and Liability Chart

Domestic Mediation Individual Monthly Budget Form

Request for Mediation before filing Post Decree Motion


Mediation - Foreclosure Cases/Real Estate/Homeownership

Motion to Extend Time to Answer


Miscellaneous Forms

Assigned Counsel Reimbursement Form

Instructions for Completing the Financial Disclosure/Affidavit of Indigency Form

Financial Disclosure/Affidavit of Indigency

Civil Case Designation Form 
This form must be filed with any new or reopened civil case.

Disclosure of Personal Identifier 
This form must be filed with any new civil or domestic relations case that includes any personal identifier.

Affidavit Regarding Mistaken Identity


Motion for Continuance and Instructions

Request for Electronic Record of Courtroom Proceeding

Motion for Continuance and Instructions

Media Request under Sup.R. 12

Landlord - Tenant

  1. Ohio Landlord-Tenant Law: What You Should Know! 
    Understanding the rights of both the tenant and the landlord is an important part of a successful tenant/landlord relationship. This booklet provides useful information regarding the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in the state of Ohio.

  2. Can My Landlord Just Kick Me Out? 
    This brochure explains the legal process a landlord must follow in order to evict a tenant. If the landlord does not follow the proper eviction procedure, a tenant may have the right to file a lawsuit against their landlord.

  3. You Got a Notice to Leave: Now What? 
    This brochure explains the tenant’s rights after their landlord has asked them to move by giving the tenant a written “notice to leave.”

  4. Eviction - Second Cause: When Your Landlord Sues You for Rent 
    This brochure provides information related to eviction, and what do to when your landlord sues you for unpaid rent and/or damage to the rental property. The brochure also provides instructions for filing a “counterclaim” against your landlord if you believe s/he actually owes you money.

  5. How to Get Your Landlord to Make Repairs: Rent Escrow 
    This packet of information will provide the information and forms needed for you to file your rent payments with the court until needed repairs are made by your landlord.

  6. What to do When Your Landlord Enters Your Home Without Notice 
    This brochure explains when a landlord is allowed to enter a tenant’s home, with or without notice. The brochure also contains a letter which the tenant may send to their landlord if the landlord has entered their home illegally.

  7. How to Get Your Security Deposit Back 
    Landlords often require security deposits before they will rent to any tenant. The security deposit is an amount of money the tenant must pay to the landlord before moving into the rental unit. The landlord keeps this money until the lease is finished just to make sure that the tenant does not break the lease or destroy the rental unit. This brochure explains your landlord’s obligations with regard to your security deposit. The brochure also contains the forms needed for you to file a lawsuit against your landlord for the return of your security deposit.

  8. Ending a Lease 
    This pamphlet describes a tenant’s rights and responsibilities in ending and breaking their lease.

  9. Your Rights and Duties as a Mobile Home Park Resident This booklet is about your rights and responsibilities as a mobile home dweller. It is important for you to know your rights and duties when renting mobile homes, or lots on which to place your own home, so you can avoid some problems. 

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