Notice to Vacate
A landlord may give a tenant a notice to vacate the premises for a variety of reasons. The reason for the notice determines the type of notice that may be given. There are two types of notices to vacate: 30-day and 3-day notices.
Non-renewal of lease and termination of month-to-month tenancy
A landlord or may choose to not renew a lease or terminate a month-to-month tenancy by giving the tenant notice to vacate at least thirty days prior to the periodic rental date. In other words, when given a 30-day notice to vacate, a tenant must be given at least 30 days from the beginning of the next rent period to move out. A landlord does not need to provide a reason for non-renewal of a lease or termination of a month-to-month tenancy.
Example of 30-day Notice to Vacate
A landlord gives a tenant with a month-to-month rental agreement a notice to vacate on August 15, 2022. The landlord must give the tenant 30 days from September 1, 2022, or from the day of the month upon which rent is due, to vacate.
NOTE: A landlord may give a tenant a three-day notice to vacate for failure to comply with a 30-day notice to vacate, failure to fulfill tenant obligations, non-payment of rent, violating terms or conditions of a lease, or drug activity. If a tenant fails to vacate after receiving a 3-day notice, a landlord may file for an eviction. See our Evictions page for details.
Notice of Rent Increase or Change to Terms of Tenancy
If a landlord wishes to raise rent or change of a month-to-month tenancy, they must give the tenant a 30-day notice before that rent increase or change goes into effect. A landlord must give a tenant must at least 30 days from the beginning of the next rent period before the rent increase or change of tenancy terms can go into effect. A landlord does not need to provide a reason for non-renewal of a lease or termination of a month-to-month tenancy.
Note: A landlord cannot raise rent or change any terms or conditions of tenancy before the end date of a lease.
Examples of a 30-Day Notice of Rent Increase or Change to Terms of Tenancy
A landlord gives a tenant a notice of rent increase on August 15, 2022. The rent increase will go into effect 30 days from September 1, 2022; or the day of the month upon which rent is due.
Fair Housing Contact Service is a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency that provides tenants and landlords with information and resources concerning their housing. The information provided on this page is intended to be used for general information regarding your rights as a tenant and the duties of a landlord under the Ohio Landlord Tenant Act. We are not attorneys. The information should not be taken as legal advice as we are not attorneys, but it may help you decide if and when you should pursue legal advice. Be sure to contact an attorney before taking any court action regarding a legal matter.