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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 …

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 | 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 …

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 …