Student Legal Services, Inc.

Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities


The Attorneys at Student Legal Services, Inc., are available to assist students in understanding their rights and/or responsibilities when they rent an apartment and/or house. Ohio law imposes specific responsibilities on both the tenant and the landlord in a rental situation.  The following information is designed to provide a general overview of the respective rights and responsibilities of each party.

The information stated herein should be considered general information and not legal advice.  It is recommended that you contact Student Legal Services, Inc. at 419.530.7230 to schedule an appointment to meet with an Attorney to discuss facts involved in your specific case. Services provided include review and preparation of leases; assistance in resolving disputes regarding the conditions and/or maintenance of the rental premises; assistance in recovering security deposits; filing and pursing actions against landlords for their failure to comply with Ohio law, etc., 

Landlord Responsibilities

Tenant Responsibilities

Rent Escrow

The following downloadable documents are provided for your convenience if you choose to represent yourself.  However, we do recommend that you seek legal advice from an attorney first.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website does not constitute legal advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for legal advice. UT students who have questions concerning the law or their legal rights may contact Student Legal Services, Inc. to arrange an appointment.  In order to maintain the confidentiality of your legal matters we request that you do not send us e-mails about your case or to request legal assistance.  Please contact us by phone or in person.

Last Updated: 6/27/22