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______________________________________
Date
______________________________________
Landlord’s Name
______________________________________
Landlord’s Address

Dear __________________________________

This notice is to remind you that under section 5321.05 (A)(8) of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC), a tenant must “conduct himself, and require other persons on the premises with consent to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb his neighbors’ peaceful enjoyment of the premises.”

I feel that the tenant at [address/apartment number]: __________________________________________
has violated this requirement because of the following condition(s):
________________________________________________________________________________

ORC section 5321.04 (A)(2) requires you to “keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition.” I feel that the above situation significantly compromises the habitability of my unit. If the above condition(s) are not remedied within a reasonable time, not to exceed 30 days, I may exercise my rights as provided by the ORC section 5321.07. Those rights include depositing my rent into escrow with the Clerk of Courts, applying for a court order to correct the conditions, or terminating the rental agreement.

I hope these conditions can be remedied without further delay. Thank you for your attention to these
problems.

Sincerely,

_____________________________________
Tenant
_____________________________________
Address and Phone Number

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