Ohio Month-to-Month Lease Agreement


The Ohio Month-to-Month Lease Agreement differs from a typical rental contract in that it exists for one (1) month at a time – containing no set end-date. Upon signing their names to the form, the landlord and tenant(s) agree that they will sustain the binding contract until either party wishes to end it. To end the agreement, either the landlord or tenant(s) need to provide their intent to abolish the contract via a written notice sent thirty (30) days in advance of the next rental payment.

In Ohio, the form type is preferred by those that rent out property that will be lived in for part of the year. Because signing a yearly contract would make it so the owner couldn’t live in the property, with a monthly lease, the owner can end the agreement one (1) month prior to the date they wish to live in it. Additionally, landlords that own/manage multiple rentals will often lease one (1) or a few of their units on a monthly basis to accommodate tenants that need a place to live for just part of the year.

State Laws

Statute: § 5321.17

Required Notice to Terminate: Thirty (30) days in advance of the next rental payment.

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