Owning and/or managing rental housing is a significant investment whether you have 50,000 apartments or rent one single-family home. I have over 25 years of experience in “rental housing law” to serve you well and to prudently minimize your exposure to potential risks:
Successful protection of owner/landlord rights under the Ohio Landlord/Tenant Act (ORC Chapter 5321) and Ohio’s eviction laws (ORC Chapter 1923) including issuing notices to cure unreasonably unsanitary conditions, following Ohio’s security deposit requirements, and following Ohio’s lease language requirements.
Deep understanding of housing with “layered” programs such as housing covered by state law but also by federal housing programs such as the Housing Choice Voucher program, HUD project-based subsidy programs, LIHTC, Rural Housing Service, and more.
Successful defense of lawsuits against you in Ohio (for rent escrow, bed bugs, illegal discrimination, and more)
Proactively filing lawsuits for you in Ohio (eviction as well as other claims)
Extensive experience with best practices as to bed bugs with noncompliant tenants, infestations, integrated pest management, and more. I have worked alongside outside counsel in lawsuits brought by tenants in Ohio and Michigan. I also helped to develop an extensive response to tenants with bed bugs with my last employer.
Substantial and successful experience with resident relations and issues without resorting to litigation by an interactive dialogue with residents and entering into memoranda of understanding with them, mutual lease termination agreements, repayment agreements, and much more.
While I am licensed solely in Ohio, I can collaborate with your in-house counsel or local outside counsel to arrive at effective solutions for your state and locality. I did this with my last employer.
If your specific concern is not listed above, please contact me. More likely than not, I have handled your concern and will ably serve you now.