Ohio Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: December 26, 2023 by Roberto Valenzuela

An Ohio lease termination notice is a document which officially announces the upcoming end of a rental tenancy. Either a landlord or tenant may give notice, in most cases at least 30 days in advance.

Types of Ohio Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type
7 Day Notice To Vacate Weekly
30 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / Yearly

Ohio 7 Day Notice To Vacate

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An Ohio 7 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a week-to-week lease, and rental situations without a written lease where tenants pay rent weekly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least seven (7) calendar days before the date of termination.

Ohio 30 Day Notice To Vacate

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An Ohio 30 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease as well as rental situations without a written lease (or on an expired lease) where tenants pay rent monthly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least thirty (30) calendar days before the termination date.

How To Write a Lease Termination Notice in Ohio

To ensure the legal compliance of a lease termination notice:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Calculate Expiration Date in Ohio

The “clock” for a lease termination notice starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and terminate a tenancy as of June 30th, delivery of the termination letter must be no later than May 31st.

In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

How To Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Ohio

Ohio landlords and tenants may deliver a lease termination notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Posting the notice in a conspicuous place on the premises
  3. Delivery by certified mail

Mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days, to account for variable delivery times.

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