Ohio Month-to-Month Rental Agreement

The Ohio month-to-month rental agreement or “tenancy at will,” allows a person (“tenant”) to rent an apartment or property from a property owner (“landlord”) on a month to month basis for a fee. This document has no end date but enables either party to alter or terminate the agreement monthly.

A month-to-month lease is an option that gives the two parties in the agreement a bit more flexibility. It will allow the tenant to move out of the unit with very little notice, which means they will not be tied down to the constraints of a long, fixed-term lease. The landlord will have the flexibility to change the rent more often. Also, if a tenant is not someone that they want to live in the unit, they will simply need to give a 30-day notice to the tenant to make them vacate the property. No reason will need to be given one the first month has passed.

Ohio Requirements for a Month-to-Month Lease Termination

In the state, the landlord and the tenant can end a month-to-month rental agreement; they have to provide the other party with sufficient notice that they will be vacating the property at a specific time. For both the tenant and the landlord, Ohio required them to provide a 30-day notice to the other party. This should provide the tenant time to find a new place to live and the landlord time to search for a new tenant to fill the vacancy.

Raising the Rent in Ohio

In this state, there is not a specific statute that is set to determine the amount of notice that a landlord should give when they are going to raise the rent. All they need to do is provide the tenant with reasonable notice, so most landlords within the state tend to provide a 30-day notice to the tenant so that there are no issues in the tenant/landlord relationship. There is not a statute for how often the rent can be raised or by how much, so these things will be up to the landlord’s discretion.