STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES

HOUSING INFORMATION

Things To Be Aware Of

 

PRIVACY
Your landlord must give you at least 24 hours notice before entering your apartment, unless it is an emergency or you give the O.K.

GETTING THINGS FIXED
At the first sign of trouble, WRITE the landlord about what needs repaired. Keep a copy of your letter. Contact Wood County Health District - (419) 352-8402 and request an inspection for housing code violations. If problems persist, you may be able to escrow your rent with the court or terminate the lease.  Also, check out our tenant letters section

SECURITY DEPOSITS
Photograph/ Video/ document your apartment on the first day you move in and on the last day you're there. Clean you place before you leave. Leave your keys and a written forwarding address. Your landlord has 30 days to return your monies after you have given the apartment back to them. You are not liable, as a tenant, for normal wear and tear! Get the security deposit letter here
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