My landlord wants to evict me. They was some kind of random inspection where they entered my home while i was at work. The only notice i had was a letter from a month before saying there was an inspection coming up and they will let everyone know which apartments were getting inspected by mail, i received no letter. I've always paid my rent and have never had any complaints. They call me 4 daya later saying i was getting evicted because my apartment smelled like marijuana but there was no drug paraphernalia in my home what so ever and i volunteered a urine sample to show them i was clean but they wouldn't let me.
This is a Landlord-Tenant issue. If you have a written lease, it may specify conditions (like illegal drug use) that give the Landlord the right to terminate the lease early. If you don't have a written lease you usually have a month-to-month tenancy, where the landlord can terminate the lease for any reason or no reason upon giving you 30 days' notice of the termination. You should consult with an attorney to know your rights and responsibilities in this situation. You can use the Find a Lawyer tab here on Avvo to locate one.
If you are on a month to month lease, a landlord can evict a tenant at the end of a month with 30 days notice, for any reason or for no reason. And Ohio law also allows a landlord to evict a tenant for suspected drug use. See Ohio Revised Code Section 5321.17(C). Here is the link: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/5321.17v1 All landlord needs is "reasonable cause to believe" that tenant or someone else in the premises is violating or has violated laws related to controlled substances. It does not require that a tenant even be charged or convicted. Even if a visitor is responsible, the landlord still can act to evict the tenant. If you cannot work it out with the landlord, and landlord proceeds to file an eviction against you, then you will need to attend the eviction hearing and try to persuade the court that the landlord does not have "reasonable cause." Use the Find a Lawyer tab to find a local attorney to assist you. If the landlord evicts you, that could lower your credit score and make it more difficult to rent from a landlord who checks your credit history.
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