5311.19 Compliance with deed restrictions, declaration, bylaws and administrative rules and regulations.

(A) All unit owners, their tenants, all persons lawfully in possession and control of any part of a condominium property, and the unit owners association of a condominium property shall comply with all covenants, conditions, and restrictions set forth in a deed to which they are subject or in the declaration, the bylaws, or the rules of the unit owners association, as lawfully amended. Violations of those covenants, conditions, or restrictions shall be grounds for the unit owners association or any unit owner to commence a civil action for damages, injunctive relief, or both, and an award of court costs and reasonable attorney's fees in both types of action.

(B)

(1) Except as otherwise provided in the declaration or the bylaws, a unit owners association may initiate eviction proceedings, pursuant to Chapters 5321. and 1923. of the Revised Code, to evict a tenant for a violation of division (A) of this section. The action shall be brought by the unit owners association, as the unit owner's agent, in the name of the unit owner.

(2) In addition to any procedures required by Chapters 5321. and 1923. of the Revised Code, the unit owners association shall give the unit owner at least ten days written notice of the intended eviction action.

(3) The costs of any eviction action brought pursuant to division (B)(1) of this section, including reasonable attorney's fees, shall be charged to the unit owner and shall be the subject of a special assessment against the offending unit and made a lien against that unit.

Cite as R.C. § 5311.19

History. Effective Date: 07-20-2004