|August 31, 2012|
Previously published on August 2012
The Ohio Landlord Tenant Act generally applies to landlords and tenants in connection with residential housing and apartment units. Generally, the Landlord Tenant Act provides additional protection to tenants intended to prevent landlords from taking unfair legal advantage. In a recent Court of Appeals case from Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Parker v. Salvation Army, 2012-Ohio-2069, the court ruled that a charitable organization's program providing temporary housing to homeless persons was an "emergency shelter facility" exempt from the Landlord Tenant Act. Consequently, the facility operator, the Salvation Army, could use the self help remedy of locking a former resident out of his room.