Author Archives: Richard Magnone

Breaking down the proposed Illinois Rent Control Act Part 1

Let’s Read this Proposed Law Together UPDATE: These provisions track with the newly introduced (Feb 9, 2019) House Bill 2192 introduced by State Representative Mary E. Flowers. This post is the very first in a series of articles that will … Continue reading

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Amended version of Illinois Rent Control Act leaks…

I. Am. Shocked. I have been writing recently about the efforts to impose rent control on landlords in Illinois.  I think this is a topic of the utmost importance to landlords, real estate investors, real estate agents, and mortgage brokers.  … Continue reading

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Cook County Sheriff Eviction Moratorium for 2018 and early 2019

Holi-Delay The Circuit Court of Cook County entered a General Order 2018-03 on November 19, 2018 setting forth the annual eviction moratorium for Cook County Eviction Order enforcement.

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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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