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ScottyMacEsq : I'm sorry to hear about your situation. While there are some limits as to what a landlord can do in regards XXXXX XXXXX the rent, the rent may be raised any amount at the end of a rental period. Under a month-to-month rental agreement, the landlord must give a full 30 days notice before increasing rent. In the case of a written lease, the landlord may not increase rent DURING the term of the lease, but a renewal can have an increase in the rent. There is no rent control in Ohio (which means that there is no statutory limit as to how much a landlord can increase the rent).
ScottyMacEsq : There's no accounting for length that you have stayed at the property, etc... in regards XXXXX XXXXX or not a landlord can raise the rent either. So it does not matter whether or not you have been in the property for 1 year or 20 years, the landlord has the sole option to raise your rent or not (again, at the expiration of the lease period, not during it).
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