Renting is a legal contract between a landlord and a tenant for the use of property, such as an apartment unit or a basement suite. The landlord is usually the person who owns the property, and the tenant is the person who rents it. In legal terms, renting is called tenancy.
The Garfield Heights Municipal Court protects the rights of landlords and tenants, and holds both sides accountable if they fail to meet their obligations to each other.
This section will help you understand the basics of renting a home, and what you can do when rental agreements break down.
This section will examine some important points about rental agreements, as well as the basic rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. For example, landlords have the responsibility to make all repairs necessary to keep the rental premises in a livable condition. Similarly, renters have the responsibility to pay the rent on time and to keep the premises safe and sanitary. This section will also cover withholding rent, evictions, and how to prepare for court if your rental dispute goes to trial.