(A) The owner of any property who has received written notice that the property is in violation of any building or housing code shall give the purchaser or grantee of the property written notice of the code violations prior to entering into an agreement for the transfer of title to the property, or if the owner does not enter into a written agreement for the transfer, prior to the filing for record of a deed to the property. Any notice or order of a court or of a housing or building authority of the state or a political subdivision that relates to a violation of the building or housing code of the state or any political subdivision and that appears on the public records of the issuing authority is notice to all subsequent purchasers, transferees, or any other persons who acquire any interest in the real property in which the violation exists and may be enforced against their interest in the real property without further notice or order to them.

Terms Used In Ohio Code 5301.253

  • deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes any state, district, commonwealth, territory, insular possession thereof, and any area subject to the legislative authority of the United States of America. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • the state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59

(B) The transfer of title to, or any interest in, real property in which a housing or building code violation exists shall not be grounds for dismissal of charges in any court against a previous owner of the real property for failure to comply with a notice for correction of a housing or building code violation.

Effective Date: 08-16-1978 .