Under Ohio law, landlords have many responsibilities to their tenants. These laws are meant to protect the tenants from injury and financial harm. Regardless of the language in the lease, landlords must comply with these laws and cannot waive their responsibilities. These are a few highlights of the Ohio Revised Code section on Landlord Tenant Laws in Ohio:
- Comply with requirements of any building, housing, health or safety codes which materially affect health and safety.
- Make all repairs and whatever is reasonably necessary to put and keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition.
- Keep the common area of the building safe and sanitary.
- Keep all electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating and air conditioning fixtures, appliances, and elevators in good safe working condition, when these things are supplied or required to be supplied by the landlord.
If you have been injured as a result of your landlord failing to comply with these laws, it is important that you contact an attorney to discuss your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.