Do I need to give an eviction notice to someone who doesn’t pay rent or utilities?

I live in apartment and someone live with me. They don’t pay rent or any bills. I just want to know if I have to get eviction notice to let her leave the apartment?

Asked on December 5, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Ohio

Answers:

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You personally do not have to give an eviction notice that you may receive from your landlord to another person who resides in your unit who presumably is a "guest" of yours. However, it would be a wise idea to let this "guest" know that you have been served with an eviction notice and that the lease and occupation of the rental will soon be coming to an end.

It is the landlord's staututory duty to serve all tenants of his or her with an eviction notice (usually 30 days) to end the tenancy. Good practice would be for the landlord to serve the notice upon all adult occupants of the rental as well even those who are "guests".


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