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SRO Preservation Ordinance
March 16, 2015 – 11:11 AM | No Comment

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago is a home-rule unit of government under Article Vll, Section 6(a) of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois, and, as such, may exercise any power and perform …

Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance (KCRO)
May 5, 2014 – 1:25 PM | No Comment

What is the Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance? 
The City of Chicago enacted the Protecting Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Property Ordinance, commonly known as the Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance (KCRO), in response to the harmful effect of …

Chicago Bed Bug Ordinance
December 22, 2013 – 10:36 AM | 4 Comments

Section 2-112-160 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored and deleting the language struck …

Change of Tenants’ Locks/Re-Key Law
September 8, 2011 – 10:40 AM | One Comment
Change of Tenants’ Locks/Re-Key Law

Public Act 97-470 requires landlords to “change or rekey” locks of rental property after a renter moves out if the new renter has a written lease agreement. If the landlord doesn’t do this, the landlord is …

Condo Conversion Ordinance
May 5, 2011 – 8:57 AM | No Comment

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MTO takes on Application Fees
March 17, 2011 – 8:13 AM | 10 Comments
MTO takes on Application Fees

MTO hotline counselors have been hearing that landlords have been charging applicants outrageous fees when applying for housing without providing any explanation for the basis of the fees or if they are refundable. These …

Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance
November 23, 2010 – 11:17 AM | 262 Comments
Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance

This Ordinance applies to residences within the city of Chicago only. Please see the Exceptions to the RLTO to ensure the law applies to you.
For tenants in suburban Chicagoland, please click here for the law …

Contact Your Alderman
June 12, 2010 – 8:13 AM | No Comment
Contact Your Alderman

The Aldermen of the Chicago City Council are elected to represent their constituents: you.
Find your alderman by clicking HERE and make a call voicing your support of tenants’ right to have a voice in the …

Chapter 18-27 Chicago Electrical Code
March 23, 2010 – 9:36 AM | 3 Comments

This provides excerpts of Chap 18-27 as it relates to tenants’ access to their fuse box. The Municipal Code of Chicago requires that either tenants have direct 24 hour open access to the circuit breaker/fuse …

Evanston Rental laws
December 22, 2009 – 10:02 AM | No Comment

Evanston Resident Landlord Tenant Ordinance