Tenant moved without giving notice to the landlord
What we need to know
2. Let's guess that the tenant was on a month to month rental agreement. ORC 5321.17 says
that tenant must give a 30 days notice on or before the rental due
date. If tenant failed to give a 30 days notice of termination and
landlord was damaged because he did not receive rent during that month,
then landlord can recover his actual damages for the loss of rent.
Normally, the landlord will simply hold the security deposit in order
to be compensated for the loss of rent. If LL makes a wthholding from
the security deposit, LL must give tenant a written itemized statement
of what was deducted and why. ORC 5321.16
If there's no security deposit then landlord would need to bring a
claim (probably in small claims court) to recover his actual damages for
loss of rent. Tenant would receive a summons for a hearing in front of
a magistrate who would decide what was owed.