New! OSBA Landlord/Tenant Rights brochure available in Spanish and Somali


For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Contact: Maggie Ostrowski
(614) 487-4425

In a continued effort to increase consumer access to information surrounding commonly-encountered legal issues, the Real Property Law Section of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) recently added translations of its popular landlor​d/tenant rights brochure in both Spanish and Somali. These new versions have been added to the extensive “Law Facts” online library via the Ohio State Bar Association’s website at

What you should know about…Tenant/Landlord Rights and Obligations covers topics including:

  • Rental agreements
  • Tenant rights and obligations
  • Landlord rights and obligations
  • Escrowing rent     
  • Security deposits

The OSBA LawFacts pamphlet series* provides general information for consumers about the most commonly encountered legal issues, developed by OSBA member attorneys. Other titles include:

  • Administering an Estate Without a Will
  • Attorneys
  • Bankruptcy
  • Becoming a Lawyer
  • Being a Witness
  • Buying a Home
  • Certified Attorney Specialists
  • Child Support
  • Court Mediation
  • Divorce, Dissolution & Separation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders
  • Financial Powers of Attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Jury Service
  • Lawyer Ethics & Discipline
  • Living Wills & Health Care Powers of Attorney
  • Now You’re 18
  • Ohio’s Courts
  • Ohio’s Credit Laws
  • Ohio’s Marriage Laws
  • Probate
  • Online Law
  • Revocable (“Living”) Trusts
  • Sharing Responsibilities after Separation
  • Traffic Accidents
  • Wills
  • Your Rights if Questioned, Stopped or Arrested by the Police

*All LawFacts brochures are available online, and limited printed versions are available to organizations and law offices for distribution. Contact OSBA Public Relations at (800) 282-6556 for more information.

About the Ohio State Bar Association 
The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 28,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.  

The Real Property Section of the OSBA brings together legal professionals who have expertise and are interested in regulatory, legislative and judicial matters related to real property law.




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