A landlord may enter a tenant’s unit only after giving a 24hour notice, except in case of emergency. Landlords may not enter at an unreasonable time or in an unreasonable manner. Landlords may not make repeated requests for entry that have the effect of harassment. Tenants may seek injunctive relief from the courts when landlords abuse their right of access. Nothing in the Ohio Landlord Tenant Law prohibits a tenant from installing her/his own locks on the rental premises, although this may be prohibited by the lease. A tenant has the duty under the Law to not unreasonably restrict the landlord’s right of access.
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