Author Archives: Richard Magnone

What will Illinois Rent Control Boards Look Like?

Tenants to get upper hand in fixing rents Would you let your children determine how much allowance they get?  Would Apple let you choose your price for a flashy new iphone?  No?  Well, if the Illinois State Senators (Mattie Hunter … Continue reading

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What happened at the rent control meeting?

As I mentioned a few days back, there was a meeting in downtown Chicago of the Illinois Special Senate Committee on Housing to discuss rent control legislation.  So what happened?  Predictable things happened.  Community organizers and tenants’ rights advocates filled … Continue reading

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Landlord CALL TO ACTION on Rent Control

Chicago landlords and Illinois lessors need to act fast to comment on the Special Committee on Housing hearing regarding rent control repeal preemption act

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Cook County Sheriff Eviction Procedure Update

The Cook County Sheriff has changed his eviction schedule website just a bit.

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Landlord tries to enforce early termination clause

CBS Chicago Channel 2 presented a story yesterday about a management company that is attempting to mass-terminate the leases of tenants in a building it allegedly intends to renovate. At issue is a provision of the lease seemingly allowing the … Continue reading

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Eviction Notice Affidavit of Service

The affidavit of service causes confusion in Illinois eviction & forcible entry & detainer cases in Chicago, Lake, Cook, & DuPage counties

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Richard Magnone to present to @properties agents

I’m routinely asked by some of Chicago’s biggest and best brokerage houses to give seminars for their agents on the topic of Chicago leasing procedures and the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance.   This is one of my favorite things to … Continue reading

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Seattle landlords selling their properties – could it happen here?

The University of Washington just released a rental housing study commissioned by the City of Seattle that the Rental Hosing Association of Washington says “supports what landlords have been telling [Seattle] officials for years”.  Among the findings were the following: … Continue reading

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Alderman Moreno is back with a piecemeal version of his prior CRLTO amendments

Ordinance unfairly targeting landlords about to be introduced If you read this blog, you are certainly aware of the “Good Cause for Eviction” ordinance championed by first ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno in May earlier this year.  Landlords came out … Continue reading

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State Legislative session ends without rent control repeal

attempts to repeal the prohibition on rent control have failed in the spring Illinois legislative session.

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