Can a Landlord?

United States
August 12, 2006 9:39pm CST
In Ohio, can a Landlord just walk in to the place you are renting and remove your things if you are late on rent. No posting of a notice, nothing in the mail, no call, no eviction notice.
7 responses
@amiksinha (1961)
• India
28 Sep 06
it can not be legal anywhere
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
13 Aug 06
The law in India (in most states) donot permit land lord to evict the tenant without issuing 1 month's advance notice (irrespective whether he has paid rent or not). There is always an advance deposit paid by tenant to landlord and this will offset non-payment of rent. If the tenant puts a case, it will take months/years for the judgement to come in favour of landlord.
@rherdey (966)
• United States
13 Aug 06
I really dont think he can frist thing I would do is contact the police and report breakin, then contact a lawyer then the housing attorities to get your thing and for them to learn they have legal ways to settle what ever they think is wrong...Do not let him get a way with it ....
• United States
13 Aug 06
Thankyou to those who have responded. I didn't think so. Will be following the advise. thanks again:)
@sedel1027 (17870)
• United States
13 Aug 06
No he cannot. A Landlord cannot evict you without notice, he must go thorugh the court system and legally evict you. The normal policy is that once you are five days late, they must go to court and file. Once they have files they place a notice on your door and you have a certian amount of time to pay or contest. There is a court date set in which you must appaer. What may have happenedis that you were suppose to be served and were not and the court date passes and you missed it. Have you been actively living at the property? If not, you landlord may have thought it was abandoned. If rent was due and he did not know you were still living in the property then he can legally removed your items and rent the property to someone else after a certian period of time (should be outlined in your lease).
@pcruz77 (452)
• Guam
13 Aug 06
I say call the police and file a report now, that was breaking in without your consent regardless if your late on rent or not. Even if the building is the landlord's, they still have no right to barge in.
• United States
13 Aug 06
Not from ohio but I am sure this is wrong. Even late with rent tenants have rights. You should take photos with a camera and record things missing. I would then file some kind of report. Check your area for the tenants association. This should help.