In Ohio is there a manner in which a landlord provide lease renewal/modification? Mail or personally?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Columbus, OH

Office claims to have mailed lease renewal/modification in November

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  1. Joseph Luke Beyke


    Contributor Level 11


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . I do not believe Ohio law dictates the manner of renewing a lease. I suggest looking at your lease (or former lease) and checking to see if it specifies the manner by which a lease is renewed.

    I am licensed attorney in Ohio & Kentucky. Posting a response to your question or issue does not create an... more
  2. Peter Stephen Kirner

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . I agree with counsel, this should be dictated by the terms of your lease. I once had a case where someone renewed orally, but the lease required the renewal to be in writing. This issue went to trial. Be very careful or be VERY careful. If you are concerned, send it in writing by ordinary mail, certified mail, email, and hand deliver. If you have no concerns, I would send by ordinary mail. Maybe ask the landlord to sign a confirmation of renewal or something showing all is well. Good luck.

    The above information is not, nor intend to be, legal advice. You SHOULD consult an attorney for specific advice... more

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A rental agreement is a contract outlining terms of tenancy for a certain period of time. Short-term rental agreements may renew automatically until cancelled.

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