Landlords can evict tenants for the following reasons:
1-Tenants’ failure to pay rent when due.
2-Tenants’ false complaints to a governmental agency about housing violations which were really caused by the tenants or guests.
3-The landlords compliance with housing laws would require alteration or demolition of the building which would deprive the tenant of effective use of the premises.
4-The lease has expired.
5-Tenants’ violations of important terms of the lease.
6-Tenants’ failure to comply with proper notice to correct situations which materially affect health or safety.
7-Tenants’ refusal to permit landlords reasonable access to the unit, unless the landlord hasn’t given prior 24 hour notice holding over beyond the term of the rental agreement.

To bring an Ohio eviction action, the landlord must first serve the tenant with a three (3) day notice to vacate. This notice must set forth the reason for the demand to vacate and also notify the tenant that:
"You are being asked to leave the premises. If you do not leave, an eviction may be initiated against you. If you are in doubt regarding your legal rights and obligations as a tenant, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance." 

After the three (3) days pass, on the following day, the landlord may file the complaint for forcible entry and detainer.  This first hearing will determine the landlord's right to regain control of the premises. 

This authorizes the court to send a bailiff out to the property to remove the tenant and their belongings from the unit. 

The Second Cause of Action:
A second hearing will be scheduled about a month after the eviction action is initially filed. This hearing is set to determine what monies are owed by the tenant to the landlord. 

​To learn more about evictions, contact our office today. 440-322-5522​​

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Law Office of Jeffery S. Brown