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Ohio Eviction and Landlord-Tenant Law

The updated 6th Edition of Ohio Eviction and Landlord-Tenant Law is now available!

Published in summer of 2022, this updated 6th Edition is a practitioner's manual.  It is principally for attorneys (and advocates) who represent or counsel tenants or landlords, and for judges and magistrates who hear eviction actions or other residential landlord tenant cases.  Of course, it is a manual for tenants and landlords as well.

Click here to view the table of contents of Ohio Eviction and Landlord-Tenant Law (6th edition, 2022)


Click here to view a linked table of cases that contains a PDF copy of each unpublished state court decision that is referenced in Ohio Eviction and Landlord-Tenant Law (6th ed. 2022).

About the Author:

Peter M. Iskin is a 1973 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.  He was an attorney at The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland from 1973 to January 2015, at which time he retired.  He served Legal Aid in various capacities: a staff attorney in the Law Reform Unit from 1974 to 1986; Director of the Law Reform Unit from 1987 to 2004; and Managing Attorney of the Housing Practice Group from 2005 to January 2015.  He also served on the Board of Commissioners of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority from 1980 to 1985, where he was chair from 1981 to 1985.

He argued numerous landlord-tenant cases in appellate courts. He litigated numerous federal housing cases in federal and state courts. And he was a frequent lecturer on landlord-tenant law and federal housing programs at seminars sponsored by legal services organizations, bar associations, and judicial conferences.

About the Contributor:

Legal Aid Managing Attorney Abigail Staudt assisted with editing and arranged the book.  She was the lead researcher and co-writer of the new Section XXII.J, Municipal Ordinances and Court Rules: Six Examples of Local Tenant Rights. And she was the lead researcher and co-writer of the sixth edition updates to Section XXI, Landlord-Tenant Law for Manufactured Home Parks, and Section XXIII, Land Installment Contracts, R.C. Chapter 5313.

She was previously Managing Attorney of the Housing Practice Group (assuming leadership upon Peter Iskin's retirement), and transitioned in 2022 into a new role at Legal Aid as the Managing Attorney of Ashtabula, Geauga, and Lake Counties.  She began her public interest work with Legal Aid in 2006, representing low-income residents in Lake County in housing and domestic violence issues. Her practice grew into only housing work when she led the Housing Practice group from 2015 - 2022, concentrating on federally subsidized housing matters and working to better protect tenants and their children from lead hazards. She helped lead during a period of major growth - due in part to growing community needs due to COVID, and the City of Cleveland's newly legislated right to counsel in Cleveland Housing Court.  Abby served as Board President of low-income housing community Cogswell Hall, worked as a housing stabilization specialist in Seattle, and volunteered with the Peace Corps in Madagascar and Ethiopia. Abby received her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law.


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