My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: OH
We gave a 30 day notice, paid our rent until the 30th of the month (end of month). We were gradually moving out, because I have an Illness which makes it very difficult to cope with high stress situations. The bulk of our belongings were out by the 4th of the month, but many items and a live reptile (who we visited and fed daily) were still there.
We came back the 5th and 6th to feed the reptile. The 8th we returned to find all of our things were gone, including our pet. And all of the carpets had been ripped up.
We were told we had abandoned our apartment, that our things were in the trash, and that our non indigenous reptile had been released into a ditch in the wild.
I have no idea what sort of recourse to take, or even what exactly the law states in instances like this. I am devastated by the loss of my beloved pet and so confused and scared. Please help me.