I was discussing with my brother an issue that he found pretty surprising, from his time living in Chicago.
I told him that after the first year of rent at my current apartment, the landlord, and the lease for that matter, state that I can go month-to-month after my first contract is up, if I wish, but the monthly rent would raise by $50.
He then told me that in Illinois, and many other states, it is the law that the landlord let you go month-to-month after the first year, with no increase (or large increase) in rent.
I'm sure that changes after a few years due to shifts in demand/supply/et cetera...
Is it time that Ohio (or even Columbus) had some tenant rights in place like this?
Here's an example of Chicago tenant rights.