The Dayton Mediation Center provides mediation services for eviction cases for the Dayton Municipal Court and other municipal courts in Montgomery County. The program gives tenants and landlords an opportunity to talk about issues such as move-out dates, payment plans for back rent, and maintenance requests that become part of the court record. Tenants can avoid having an eviction on their record or work on a plan to remain on the premises. Landlords can negotiate a guaranteed move-out date or back rent payments.
Mediations may be scheduled prior to the court hearing for the first cause of action. For the Dayton Municipal Court, the magistrate may refer a case to mediation on the day of the court hearing.
Mediation takes away the adversarial approach and replaces it with a collaborative approach to an issue. Parties can work towards a resolution that better fits their needs.