In Ohio section 5321.13 Rental Agreement Terms Barred
(c) states No aggreement to pay the landlords or tenants attorneys fee shall be recognized in any rental agreement>
Q) If a lease a signed lease containts a clause that states that a tenant will be responsible for legal fees plus S500.00 in the lease. Since the clause is barred woulldnt this make the lease null and void?
1 Answer from Attorneys
It depends. The court would likely say that only that part of the agreement is invalid yet say that the rest of the agreement is valid.