In the state of Ohio, a month to month lease agreement serves as a document that allows a person to rent an apartment or property on a month to month basis. These types of agreements are extremely flexible for both the landlord and the tenant and can be terminated at any time, so long as sufficient notice is given. These documents differ from traditional long term leases in the sense that they renew at the beginning of each month until canceled by either the landlord or tenant. Month to month agreements are very similar to long term leases and contain the same type of information that one would find in a long term lease such as rent amount, due dates, late fees if rent is not paid on time, rules of occupancy, parking provisions and etc. When a landlord or tenant wishes to terminate the lease, a termination letter must be written and given to the other party. In addition, this letter must be submitted at least 30 days before the termination will take effect.
Ohio Month to Month Lease Laws - § 5321.17
Ohio Minimum Month to Month Lease Termination Period - 30 Days
In Ohio, any tenant or landlord who wishes to end a month to month lease must do so in writing at least 30 days before the lease is set to renew. However, if the landlord finds that the tenant has violated a substantial agreement of the lease, he or she may terminate the lease with a three (3) day notice.