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Can an Ohio landlord charge labor charges necessary to repair damages?

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Can an Ohio landlord charge labor charges necessary to repair damages?

Postby calin » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:31 pm

In Ohio, can a landlord charge a reasonable hourly labor charge for repairs that result from damages that are not considered normal wear and tear after a tenant has vacated? For example, if a window is broken can a landlord deduct materials and say 1 hour of labor out of the security deposit? Tenant and landlord did a final walk through inspection and agreed and documented the damages. Interested in Ohio law only please.
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Can an Ohio landlord charge labor charges necessary to repair damages?

Postby naseem » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:37 pm

In Ohio, can a landlord charge a reasonable hourly labor charge for repairs that result from damages that are not considered normal wear and tear after a tenant has vacated? For example, if a window is broken can a landlord deduct materials and say 1 hour of labor out of the security deposit? Tenant and landlord did a final walk through inspection and agreed and documented the damages. Interested in Ohio law only please.
Seems like you expect the workman fixing the window to work for free. Bizarre. Or else you somehow expect the landlord himself to take the hit for the labor
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Can an Ohio landlord charge labor charges necessary to repair damages?

Postby corcoran42 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:42 pm

Yes,the landlord may do so. Ohio does not require that a contractor be hired to do these types of repairs. The landlord is allowed to charge a reasonable fee for his time, plus materials.
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Can an Ohio landlord charge labor charges necessary to repair damages?

Postby teyo » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:42 pm

Yes,the landlord may do so. Ohio does not require that a contractor be hired to do these types of repairs. The landlord is allowed to charge a reasonable fee for his time, plus materials.
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Can an Ohio landlord charge labor charges necessary to repair damages?

Postby eliot » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:45 pm

Cannot charge for his own labor usually. If anything, you cold only charge the actual labor, and you'd have to document it.
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Can an Ohio landlord charge labor charges necessary to repair damages?

Postby dodya » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:49 pm

YES

(B) Upon termination of the rental agreement any property or money held by the landlord as a security deposit may be applied to the payment of past due rent and to the payment of the amount of damages that the landlord has suffered by reason of the tenant's noncompliance with section 5321.05 of the Revised Code or the rental agreement. Any deduction from the security deposit shall be itemized and identified by the landlord in a written notice delivered to the tenant together with the amount due, within thirty days after termination of the rental agreement and delivery of possession. The tenant shall provide the landlord in writing with a forwarding address or new address to which the written notice and amount due from the landlord may be sent. If the tenant fails to provide the landlord with the forwarding or new address as required, the tenant shall not be entitled to damages or attorneys fees under division (C) of this section.
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