City of Cleveland's “Pay to Stay” legislation offers residential tenants an affirmative defense to evictions

Ohio is one of a handful of states where a landlord is not required to accept past-due rent from a residential tenant after the posting of a 3-Day Notice and may instead move forward with the eviction proceedings. In an effort to provide greater

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What Can Real Estate Professionals Expect as Receiverships Continue to Rise?

In an economy that has spent the last two years saddled with the impact of a global pandemic, rising inflation, and higher interest rates, the commercial real estate market has been no stranger to reconciling with new realities. Ohio and the region

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House Bill 563 Limits Local Governments from Regulating Short-term Rentals

A bill before the Ohio Statehouse limiting local governments from regulating short-term rentals like Airbnbs and Vrbos will advance after passing a preliminary committee vote (9:4) on May 11, 2022. House Bill 563 limits local governments from

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Cuyahoga County 2021 Triennial Property Tax Reappraisals

The County Fiscal Officer is responsible under Ohio law for the valuation of all real estate in its respective county. Real estate is reevaluated in two cycles, the sexennial reappraisal (every six years) and the triennial update (every third year

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The Effect of Rent Concessions and Lease Agreements

Lockdowns, rising infections of COVID-19 and decreased earnings have taken a toll on businesses’ balance sheets. In the short term, consumers have tightened purse strings and enterprises are weathering an economic slowdown. An offshoot of the

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Property Pooling Ohio Municipalities vs. the State

In its recent decision of Simmers v. City of North Royalton, the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Case No. CV15-42, ruled that in a review of an application for a mandatory pooling order, the Division of Oil & Gas Resources Management must

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