Residential Lease Agreement Ohio

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[Landlord.FirstName][Landlord.LastName] ("Landlord") agrees to lease to [Tenant.FirstName][Tenant.LastName] ("Tenant") the below Property per the terms of this Ohio lease agreement.

Property: (Property.Name)

Address: (Property.Street) (Property.City) (Property.State) (Property.Zip)

Term of Agreement

This contract starts on (Start.Date) ("Start Date") and operate on a:

  1. Month-to-monthbasis until both parties sign a new contract on a lease basis or one of the parties terminates the contract.

  2. Lease basis for one calendar year or until (End.Date) ("End Date"). The contract will switch to a month-to-month basis with all terms remaining in full force and effect if the Tenant remains on the premises beyond the End Date.

Once this contract terminates, the Tenant will vacate the residence unless the Landlord willingly accepts to Rent month-to-month or renews the standard lease agreement.


The Tenant will pay the rental amount of $ (Rent.Amount) ("Rent") by the 1st of each month. Should the Landlord not receive the Rent by the 1st of each month, they are entitled to charge a late fee per the terms below.

The Tenant must pay Rent using (Payment.Method1) or (Payment.Method2) to (Payment.Location). It is the responsibility of the Tenant to deliver the Rent to the Landlord before or on the 1st, whether online or mailed. Should this agreement have a Start Date other than the 1st, the Landlord will prorate the payment remitted on the 1st of that month.

Security Deposit

Upon executing this agreement, the Tenant pays the Landlord a refundable security deposit of $ (Deposit.Amount). The Landlord is not required to keep the security deposit in a trust account but will incur interest on the excess at a rate of 5% per annum should the Tenant stay on the premises for more than six (6) months. The Landlord will annually pay this interest to the Tenant.

The Landlord will provide an itemized statement of deductions on the security deposit and return the entire or partial amount within 30 days of terminating the lease and the Tenant vacating the premises.

The Landlord can return a partial amount under the following circumstances:

  • Paying unpaid Rent or fees of the Tenant.

  • Cleaning the residence beyond the expected wear and tear.

  • Non-standard repairs of the Property.

The security deposit is not a payment of any Rent payment.

Late Fees and Returned Checks Charges

If the Landlord has not received the full Rent payment by the 5th of each month, then a daily late fee of $ (Late.Fee) applies. A charge of $ (Charge.Amount) will apply to any payments returned for a "stop payment," inefficient funds, or any other reason.


The Tenant agrees no individuals other than those in the table below the Landlord approves will stay on the premises. The Landlord must give written consent for any guests remaining for longer than fourteen (14) days on the premises.







Maintenance and Upkeep

It is the responsibility of the Tenant to maintain the inside and outside of the Property in a clean condition during the agreement term, including, but not limited to:

The Tenant will send a written notice to the Landlord of any problem, malfunction, or damage. If the negligence, fault, or guests of the Tenant cause the breakage, the Tenant may have to bear the costs of fixing it.

The Tenant is not allowed to modify the Property, such as painting the walls, ceiling, or other parts of the residence, putting nails in the walls, or other modifications that might damage it beyond the average wear and tear.

The Landlord must repair any habitable defects and mechanical damages, like plumbing, HVAC breakages, electrical problems, etc.

Additional Provisions

Both parties agree to adhere to the below terms.

Rights of Access

The Landlord must give notice of entering the Property at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance if they enter for the necessary repairs, an inspection, or showing it to potential buyers. The Landlord may enter the premises with no advance notice in the case of emergencies.

Assignment and Subletting

The Tenant will not sublet or assign this agreement or sections of this agreement to other parties without the written approval of the Landlord. Should the Landlord sell the Property, they can hand over the contract to the new owner.

Quiet Enjoyment

The Tenant agrees not to commit waste or cause excessive noise on the premises. The Tenant will abide by all local, County, and State laws on criminal conduct, noise ordinances, and other laws.


Both parties will be responsible for utilities as per the below terms:

  • ​Landlord provides for the following utilities: (Landlord.Utilities)

  • Tenant arranges and makes payments for the following utilities: (Tenant.Utilities)

  • Both parties prove for the following utilities: (BothParties.Utilities)


The Landlord owns the keys, fobs, and keyless security to the Property. The Tenant cannot make copies of these items. Should the keys become lost, the Tenant must arrange with the Landlord for new ones at their cost. When the lease expires, the Tenant must return all keys to the Landlord.

Other Provisions

Rights of Termination

This agreement ends by 11:59 pm on (End.Date). The Tenant will vacate the Property immediately, or the lease continues with a month-to-month contract if the Landlord knowingly accepts Rent.

If the Tenant misrepresents any material fact on their rental application or violates the terms of the contract, the Landlord can terminate the agreement. Appropriate notice to the Tenant and procedures required by the laws of Ohio will apply to this termination.

Move-in Payments Due

The Tenant will make the below payments on or before signing the lease and before the Tenant moves into the Property:

  • First Month's Prorated Rent: $ (ProratedRent.Amount)

  • Last Month's Rent: $ (Rent.Amount)

  • Security Deposit: $ (Deposit.Amount)

  • Other: $ (Other.Amount)

  • Total: $ (Total.Amount)

Full Disclosures

  • Landlord Contact Information:[Landlord.FirstName][Landlord.LastName] / (Landlord.ContractDetails) / [Landlord.StreetAddress][Landlord.State][Landlord.City][Landlord.PostalCode]

  • Lead-Based Paint: This Property (was/was not) built before 1978, and lead-based paint, which is hazardous to human health, (might be/is not) present on the premises.

Applicable Law

This agreement is interpreted and governed by the laws of Ohio. The venue of any dispute will be in the county of (County) in Ohio. Both parties will make good-faith efforts to discuss it in person to resolve it among themselves before resorting to lawsuits.


This lease contract and any attachments constitute the full agreement between both parties. It supersedes all previous written and oral negotiations and commitments concerning this tenancy. Parties must add modifications to this contract in writing, and each must sign it. Both parties acknowledge and understand all the terms in this contract and the rights it grants as expressly set forth herein.







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