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An Ohio eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent (no time is required in the state of Ohio) or to vacate the premises. In the state of Ohio, a landlord may provide his/her tenant with a 3 Day Notice to Quit as he/she is not required to provide his/her tenant with the opportunity to pay past due rent. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in Ohio.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.

Information Required for all Ohio Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:

  • A statement indicating, “You are being asked to leave the premises. If you do not leave, an eviction action may be initiated against you. If you are in doubt regarding your legal rights and obligations as a tenant, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance.”
  • Date of the notice
  • Name of the tenant(s)
  • Address of the rental property
  • The reason the notice is being issued
  • The amount of time the tenant has to vacate the property
  • The printed name, contact information, and signature of the person issuing the notice

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Ohio, a landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with a written eviction notice prior to proceeding with the eviction. This notice may be provided to the tenant by:

  • Personal delivery to the tenant
  • Certified mail
  • Mail with a return receipt request
  • Leaving it at the rental property or the tenant’s residence

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent -3 Day Notice to Quit

In the state of Ohio, a landlord is not required to provide his/her tenant with the opportunity to pay the rent before proceeding with the eviction process. He/she may present the tenant with a written 3-Day Notice to Quit.

The information needed on the 3 Day Notice to Quit is the same when a landlord is seeking to evict a tenant for failure to pay rent as it is for any other issue. No special information is required when this notice is used.
Get the downloadable 3 Day Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation -3 Day Notice to Quit

In the state of Ohio, a landlord is not required to offer a tenant the opportunity to correct violations to the terms of the lease. The landlord must provide the tenant with a written 3-Day Notice to Quit before he/she can proceed with the eviction process.

The information needed on the 3 Day Notice to Quit is the same when a landlord is seeking to evict a tenant for a lease violation as it is for any other issue. No special information is required when this notice is used.
Get the downloadable 3 Day Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Illegal Behavior – 3 Day Notice to Quit

In the state of Ohio, a landlord must follow the same procedure to evict a tenant for illegal behavior that he/she would for any other violation of the terms of the lease. The landlord must provide the tenant with a written 3-Day Notice to Quit before proceeding with the eviction process.

The information needed on the 3 Day Notice to Quit is the same when a landlord is seeking to evict a tenant for illegal behavior as it is for any other issue. No special information is required when this notice is used.
Get the downloadable 3 Day Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – Ohio Termination of Rental Agreement

In the state of Ohio, a landlord must provide his/her month-to-month at will tenant with an Ohio Termination of Rental Agreement before proceeding with the eviction process. When dealing with a month-to-month tenant the landlord must provide a minimum of 30 days for the tenant to vacate the property.

Along with information that must be included in all Ohio eviction notices, the Ohio Termination of Rental Agreement must include:

  • The exact date upon which the tenant is expected to vacate the property

Get the downloadable Lease Termination Notice template form below (.pdf direct link)