In Sylvania, Ohio Lucas county, We have a renter for 3 years. He has not paid rent now in 3 months, and not paid his water bill ( in his name) all utilities are paid by renters and he has in the past always paid. water eas turned off, he wants us to pay back amounts and still not pay any money owed to us . by saying he has 3 kids and we can not put them out and we have to pay all his bills for them to stay . rent free. How do we get them out ?
Several letters, tried knocking on their door, they wont answer. changed their phone numbers and we dont have it to call. he has called us and told us we have to pay his water bill( its been in his name for 3 years now ) and said no court will make them move and we can pay the other bills electric, gas, cable. on Jan. 2009 it will be 4 months and we use money from rent for the mortage payment and taxs. we need to be paid to pay the loan.Can we get them out ? or small claims court? for his income tax return to pay us back ?
Please confirm that the utilities are in the tenant's name and the tenant is responsible to pay them directly.
Yes all utilities are in renters name. he signed a lease to this and all bills go to them, he has paid them all in the past. when ever anything breaks, we have it fixed within 24 hrs. have even put in a new frig and dishwasher and new kitchen faschits for them .
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Ohio law requires a judicial eviction. You cannot legally lock the occupants out without a court order.
However in your situation, you have no duty to pay the tenants utilities that are in their name. This situation differs from the situation where a landlord turns off the electric.
The first step is to terminate their occupancy with the written Notice of Termination. If they fail to vacate the premises after the required notice, you will need to file an unlawful detainer action to evict the occupants.
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