Ohio 3 Day Notice to Vacate

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Use this required 3 Day Notice before initiating court proceedings when a tenant is behind on rent OR has committed a violation of the lease and/or law.

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Giving notice is the first step in the eviction process. In Ohio, a 3 Day Notice is required and must contain specific language as specified under the Ohio Landlord Tenant Revised Code.

Who: Give this to the tenant who commits a lease violation, breaks the law, or falls behind in rent beyond any grace period if applicable

What: This is a required notice that warns the tenant they must vacate or eviction proceedings will begin

When: Give this notice 3 days before filing the court paperwork for eviction (NOT including the day of service OR weekends/holidays).

Important: University and College Student housing has different rules and regulations under the Ohio Landlord Tenant Act.

Ohio's Landlord Tenant Act can be found: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/5321


Ohio Rental Forms and Templates

We know that the Lease Agreement is only the first of many forms that Landlords need. That’s why we have over 450 Landlord forms, including over 200 free forms, for every phase of the Landlord Lifecycle.

Here are a few of the most popular Ohio forms:

  • Ohio 3 Day Notice to Pay or Vacate: This form is for Tenants that have unpaid rent. It must be issued before the eviction process can be initiated.
  • Ohio 3 Day Notice to Vacate: This form can be used for Tenants with unpaid rent or for Lease violations other than nonpayment of rent. This form is required before initiating eviction proceedings.
  • Cleveland 3 Day Notice for Non-Payment: Cleveland Landlords must submit a 3-day Notice before filing for eviction. This form includes all language required by the laws of Ohio and Cleveland.
  • Cleveland 3 Day Notice to Vacate: This form can be used for Tenants that break the Lease for reasons other than nonpayment of rent. It includes all language that is required before Landlords can file for eviction.

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