4781-12-31 Intimidation prohibited.

(A) No park operator of residential premises shall initiate any act, including termination of utilities or services, exclusion from the premises, or threat of any unlawful act, against a resident, or a resident whose right to possession has terminated, for the purpose of recovering possession of residential premises, other than as provided in Chapters 1923., 4781., and 5303. of the Revised Code.

(B) No park operator of residential premises shall seize the furnishings or possessions of a resident, or of a resident whose right to possession was terminated, for the purpose of recovering rent payments, other than in accordance with an order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.

(C) A park operator who violates this section is liable in a civil action for all damages caused to a resident, or to a resident whose right to possession has terminated, together with reasonable attorney's fees.

(D) A park operator who violates this section is liable in a civil action for all damages caused to a resident, or to a resident whose right to possession has terminated, together with reasonable attorney's fees.

(E) In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction determines that a park operator has violated any of the divisions of section 4781.49 of the Revised Code, the commission shall consider such violation a violation of this rule and may take action pursuant to section 4781.121 of the Revised Code.

Effective: 12/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4781.04
Rule Amplifies: 4781.49