Ohio Standard Residential Lease Agreement – PDF Template

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The Ohio standard residential lease agreement is a contract between a property owner (otherwise known as the “Lessor”) and a person looking to occupy the property or space (otherwise known as the “Lessee”). The most common timeframe is a one (1) year term but can be any agreed upon length of time. The terms and conditions of the agreement will cover the sum of the monthly payment, the security deposit, the length of the term, and fees associated with late payment, and any information the tenant may require prior to occupying the property.

Security Deposit Laws

Maximum Amount ($) – There is no legal limit on how much a landlord can charge a tenant.

Returning – The landlord must return to the tenant all money owed with regard to their security deposit. Any deductions must be itemized and delivered to the tenant within thirty (30) days of the termination of the lease agreement (§5321-16(B)).

Required Disclosures

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – All property built before the year 1978 may contain traces of lead-based paint. If this applies to the property being rented, the landlord must supply the tenant with a lead-based paint disclosure form.

Rent Grace Period

There is no rent grace period that’s statutorily defined. Any late fees and grace periods can be defined within the residential lease agreement.