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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 | 238 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 …

Bed Bugs – FAQ
October 4, 2010 – 2:51 PM | 27 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 | 93 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 …

Apartment Conditions & Repair: Repair and Deduct Sample Letter
December 4, 2009 – 4:14 PM | No Comment

This letter applies to residents within the city of Chicago only who are covered under the Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO). Please see the Exceptions to the RLTO to ensure the law applies to you.
For …

Lockouts – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 2:29 PM | 13 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 …

Common Utility Problems
November 2, 2009 – 1:58 PM | No Comment

Tenants Without Access to Fuse Box
In buildings over four units, the Chicago Electrical code requires that a tenant have access to their fuse box.   If the tenant cannot get to their fuse box, the …

Heat & Other Essential Services – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 1:55 PM | 54 Comments
Heat & Other Essential Services – FAQ

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
What are essential services?
Heat, running water, hot water, electricity, gas,and plumbing.
Who is responsible for paying for …

Security Deposits – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 1:47 PM | 31 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. Your …