My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Ohio
There was a heater problem at a managed property which was causing health and other issues. After several failed attempts at resolving the issue, I was offered the option to move into another managed location. In doing so, I was forced to sign a 6 month or 9 month lease which because of the construction of my home being completed in the 7th month, would have put me either 1 month too early or 3 months too late. I asked if I could sign a lease for 7 months and was told no. The completion of my home was completed on schedule. I had to terminate my lease early but that already have a resident set to move in in June. I am currently paid in full through May but am now being told that I am responsible for May's rent and an early termination fee of $150.00, which I do not feel as if I should be held responsible as I was forced into the agreement because of their lack of upholding their side of the agreement at the other managed location. I spoke with a representative at the managing company and was told that I would be held responsible for the remainder of the lease. Can you please let me know what I can do to resolve this issue with the managing company and not be held responsible for May's rent and the early termination fee?