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 Make your landlord tenant relationship more business-like!

Your landlord tenant relationship is based on rights and duties.
Anyone can be a 'resident', but only a tenant has legal rights.  The Ohio landlord tenant law defines a tenant as "a person entitled under a rental agreement to the use and occupancy of residential premises to the exclusion of others."
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It's time to take the 'lord' out of 'landlord'
The time when a landlord was the lord of the manor is long past.  There's a difference between Landlord's property and tenant's household...and a small area where tenants and landlords need to cooperate.

  Things tenants can do to improve the landlord tenant relationship
  • Pay on time, pay in full
  • Get a copy of your lease and keep it in a safe place.
  • Get receipts and keep them in a safe place.
  • Don't damage or destroy the property; keep it clean.
  • Don't bring personal problems to the office.
  • Make written agreements & keep copies
  • Reduce conflict in your LLT relationship:
identify and acknowledge landlord's needs
seek a balance between your needs and theirs
broaden the context
substitute problem solving for winning
  • Use a mediator when you can't solve the problem between you and the landlord.
Things tenants shouldn't have to do
  • Give up rights to get decent housing.
  • Lose your privacy
  • Be disrespected
  • Be sexually harassed