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Radon – FAQ
November 3, 2010 – 9:03 AM | 2 Comments
Radon – FAQ

What is radon?
Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, dense, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally in soil.
How does radon get into homes?
Radon gas forms naturally in the soil in the Midwest. When the gas is produced, …

Bed Bugs – FAQ
October 4, 2010 – 2:51 PM | 29 Comments
Bed Bugs – FAQ

What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals. Bed bugs prefer human blood, but can also feed on pets if people aren’t present.
Are bed bugs disease …

Apartment Conditions and Repairs – FAQ
April 24, 2010 – 3:46 PM | 110 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 …

Tenants and Foreclosure – FAQ
December 14, 2009 – 1:11 PM | 36 Comments

Tenants impacted by foreclosure: Frequently Asked Questions
What is a foreclosure?
When an owner falls behind in mortgage payments, foreclosure is the court process by which a bank forces the sale of a building used as security …

Asthma – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 3:13 PM | 2 Comments
Asthma – FAQ

What is asthma?
Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs that makes it very difficult to breathe. The small and medium airways swell and fill with mucus when they come into …

Tenant Responsibilities – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 2:42 PM | 22 Comments

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
As a tenant, what am I required to do?
* Throw out your trash in a clean …

Moving Out – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 2:37 PM | 16 Comments

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
Do I have to tell my landlord I am moving if I have a written lease?
No. …

Moving In – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 2:36 PM | 10 Comments

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
Does my landlord have to give me him/her or anyone else’s name, address and telephone number …

Lockouts – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 2:29 PM | 17 Comments

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
Lockouts from rental any unit are illegal in the City of Chicago.
What is a lock-out?
Its …

Building Security, Locks, & the Law – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 2:27 PM | 13 Comments
Building Security, Locks, & the Law – FAQ

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
Is there a law requiring my landlord to change the locks before I move in? Yes. An …