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Ohio 3-Day Notice to Quit | Non-Payment or Violation

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Updated June 01, 2022

An Ohio 3-day notice to quit, in accordance with 1923.04, is a document used when a tenant violates the terms of their lease or fails to pay rent on time. The notice may be given the first (1st) day the violation has been recognized or the day after rent is due. The document essentially gives the landlord the right to inform the tenant that if they do not rectify the issue, through payment to the landlord or by fixing the violation, that they will have to move out by the end of the third (3rd) day or face a legal eviction (Forcible Entry and Detainer).

Notices By Type

3-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Payment of Rent) – Once this form has been given to the tenant they shall have three (3) days to either pay the landlord the total past due amount or leave the property.

3-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Compliance) – Document gives the tenant the options of either fixing the problem stated in the notice (i.e. sound disturbance, unauthorized pet(s) or guest(s), damage, etc.) with of move-out of the property. If the tenant decides to fix the issue they should inform the landlord so that an inspection can be preformed.

How to Give Notice

When the landlord has prepared the form for serving they should make at least a couple copies as they will be needed if a possible eviction lawsuit is required. They will need to ensure that the tenant received this official notice through one of the following routes:

  1. Certified Mail – Make sure to elect having the individual on the lease agreement to sign this envelope upon receiving. The landlord will get a slip from the United States Postal Service (USPS) acknowledging the tenant’s acceptance of the notice which may be necessary during the trial.
  2. Personal Service – At the landlord’s option they may also choose to personally hand the notice to the tenant. This should be completed by having the tenant sign the form (an original for each party).

The time period begins upon the tenant’s receipt of the notice.