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Safety & Security with the Help of MTO…
December 28, 2011 – 12:40 PM | No Comment
Safety & Security with the Help of MTO…

Please take a moment to hear one of our member’s describe how MTO assisted him in improving the safety and security of his building.

We hope that his story will inspire to become a member and …

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 | 95 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 …

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 …

Chicago Building Code: Title 13 Chapter 196
November 2, 2009 – 12:24 PM | 8 Comments

Chicago Building Code: Title 13 Chapter 196 Existing Buildings – Minimum Requirements
13-196-010 Application.
13-196-020 Occupancy.
13-196-030 Structural stability.
13-196-031 Maintenance of exterior walls and enclosures – Definitions.
13-196-032 Maintenance of exterior walls and enclosures – Application.
13-196-033 Maintenance of exterior …

Exceptions to the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance
February 12, 2009 – 8:00 AM | 63 Comments

If you live in Chicago, the Chicago RLTO governs your tenancy unless you reside in:

An owner occupied building containing less than seven apartments;
A hotel, motel, inn, rooming house, or boarding house (unless you have resided …