At long last, the City of Chicago has released the bedbug pamphlet that needs to be provided to tenants under tenancies covered by the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance. The bedbug ordinance Brand new section 5-12-101 of the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance provides:
5-12-101 Bed bugs – Education: Prior to any tenant entering into or renewing a rental agreement for a dwelling unit, the landlord or any person authorized to enter into a rental agreement on his behalf shall provide to such tenant the information brochure on bed bug prevention and treatment prepared by the department of health pursuant to Section 7-28-860.
The brochure that was prepared by the City of Chicago Department of health can be found on the City of Chicago’s website. Keep in mind, tenancies excluded from the CRLTO are also exempt from the bedbug disclosure requirrement.