Housing and shelter are basic needs of all people. In our society, a majority of individuals rent or lease their home from another person or business. This is indicated in a recent report of home ownership being at its lowest point in 51 years! So when it comes to addressing the ins and outs of the landlord tenant relationship is at utmost importance.

The law that governs the relationship between a landlord and tenant in Ohio can be tedious and sometimes impossible for landlords and tenants to understand. Everything from the deposits to the move out charges are governed by the Ohio Revised Code. There are fair housing laws (FHA), deposit laws, terms that are not permitted in a lease, terms that are required in a lease, escrow issues, and a myriad of obstacles that landlords and tenants run into every day.

The Lease does play a large part to offer protections to both the landlord and the tenant. However, most leases are incomplete or too vague for a court to enforce. Lawson Legal can review your lease (for both landlords and for tenants) and offer solutions that can protect you financially, while at the same time determining the best rout to achieve your goals.

Some of the services that Lawson Legal offers:

Lease review,

  • Lease Drafting; Document bundles from application, and leases to final move out documents are available,
  • FHA Service animal verification documents,
  • Escrow advice for both the landlord and tenant,
  • Evictions for both landlords and tenants, and
  • Complete service advice related to any landlord/tenant issue that you may have.


If you have a question or concern related to your lease, then it is a prudent idea to contact Lawson Legal for a free consults as soon as possible to protect your rights and your finances.

We offer free initial consultations, so it costs nothing to get the information you need to make the best decision for you. To schedule your appointment at our Columbus office, call 614-600-2603 or email us to tell us about your housing issue.

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