Do I need a Real Estate License to Rent My Property in Ohio?

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I am thinking of renting my home. Do I need to obtain a real estate license to do this or any form of certificate? I own the home and there is no mortgage. I live in Ohio. I can't find this anywhere online.

Hello,

While I am not an attorney and can not provide legal advice, I work with Investor clients who rent out homes in Ohio and they do not have a Real Estate License. It is not required to be a landlord or rent out your property. However, I would suggest getting familiar with Landlord/Tenant laws and rights in your state so you are protected. 

A Landlord can rent out their own property without a real estate license. I believe this is true in every state.