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Eviction means a lot of different things.  Lets take a second to figure out what's really going on...

Here's what you need to know

Type of housing
  • conventional rental
  • HUD assisted
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit
  • Other special need

Type of rental agreement
  • Month to month
  • lease (fixed term)

Type of notice
  • Verbal from landlord
  • 30 days notice to terminate
  • 3 days notice to vacate
  • Court summons
  • Court notice to vacate (red tag)


The basics
when tenants talk about eviction they may mean a lot of different things.  
  • termination is a notice to the tenant that the rental agreement is ending at a specific time.
  • notice to vacate is a written notice from the landlord (with specific statutory language) that tells a tenant to leave the premises or else legal action will be taken
  • summons is a written notice from the court which tells the tenant that an eviction hearing has been scheduled
  • red tag is a notice delivered to the premises saying that an officer of the court (usually the baliff) will be at the property on a specific day to oversee the removal of the tenant's belongings
What's going on?
  • tenant was told that lease was terminated or received a termination notice
  • tenant received a 3 days notice to vacate
  • tenant received a summons for an eviction hearing
  • tenant received a red tag notice for a set out

System change opportunities
good cause termination

Learn more

Ohio's Eviction Statute

Eviction in Ohio

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