§ 375.03  Terms Barred from Rental Agreements
   (a)   No provision of this chapter, Section 240.06 of the Codified Ordinances, or RC Chapter 5321 may be modified or waived by an oral or written agreement except as provided in division (f) of this section.
   (b)   No warrant of attorney to confess judgment shall be recognized in any rental agreement or in any other agreement between a landlord and tenant for the recovery of rent or damages to the residential premises.
   (c)   No agreement to pay the landlord’s or tenant’s attorneys’ fees shall be recognized in any rental agreement for residential premises or in any other agreement between the landlord and tenant.
   (d)   No agreement by a tenant to the exculpation of limitation of any liability of the landlord arising under law or to indemnify the landlord for that liability or its related costs shall be recognized in any rental agreement or in any other agreement between a landlord and tenant.
   (e)   A rental agreement, or the assignment, conveyance, trust deed, or security instrument of the landlord’s interest in the rental agreement may not permit the receipt of rent free of the obligation to comply with RC 5321.04.
   (f)   The landlord may agree to assume responsibility for fulfilling any duty or obligation imposed on a tenant by RC 5321.05, other than the obligation specified in division (A)(9) of that Section.
   (g)   A landlord who knowingly includes a provision in a lease that is prohibited by this section shall be liable for damages in favor of the tenant in an amount of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each violation, together with reasonable attorneys’ fees.
(Ord. No. 1027-04. Passed 8-11-04, eff. 8-17-04)