May I stop making rent payments if my landlord fails to make needed repairs at my rental unit?
No. But you may be permitted to pay your rent to the clerk of the municipal court, instead of to your landlord. You must be current in rent to make your rent payment to the court. If you do not make your rent payment to your landlord or to the court, you may be evicted for nonpayment of rent.
Visit a brief advice clinic or contact one of the following partner agencies.
Cuyahoga County residents:
The Cleveland Tenants Organization
Rental Information Center
City of Cleveland residents:
Cleveland Housing Court
The Justice Center
1200 Ontario Street, 13th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44113
Lake County residents:
The Fair Housing Resource Center
“Know Your Rental Rights in Cleveland”
“Know Your Rental Rights”