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2016 Chicago Security Deposit Interest Rates
January 6, 2016 – 9:13 AM | No Comment
2016 Chicago Security Deposit Interest Rates

Chicago law requires landlords to pay tenants interest any time they pay any sort of deposit or prepaid rent as part of renting an apartment. Chicago law requires that the landlord pays the tenant interest. …

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 …

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

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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 …

Apartment Conditions and Repairs – FAQ
April 24, 2010 – 3:46 PM | 111 Comments

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.

What is my landlord responsible for?
Your landlord has a duty to keep your apartment in …

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 …

CHA Tenants Handbook
November 2, 2009 – 2:47 PM | One Comment

CHA Participant Reference Guide

Find Your Landlord’s Contact Information
November 2, 2009 – 2:46 PM | No Comment

Landlord’s Name
First, you must find out the Property Identification Number (PIN) of your building. Online, you can try www.newschicago.org. If the website is down or it is not finding your building, you can call the …