Author Archives: Richard Magnone

4 Mistakes Landlords Make with the 5 Day Notice

Don’t make these mistakes with the 5 Day Notice The five day notice for non-payment of rent (by the way, it is 10 days in Evanston, thank you very much) – it’s that “simple” little notice that is the beginning … Continue reading

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Chicago Association of Realtors issues a Security Deposit Receipt

New Receipt Form issued by CAR for Deposits As readers of my blog should be well aware, I do not advocate the use of security deposits in those rentals governed by the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance.  While many landlords … Continue reading

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City clarifies confusion about CRLTO summary

Chicago Landlords Catch A Break Please Note: The summary now says “Approved by the Cirty of Chicago, June 2013; summary revised 2016” – always check to be sure you are using the latest summary! In April, I reported being disturbed … Continue reading

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HUD issues fair housing “guidance” on landlord use of criminal background checks

Not good news for Chicago landlords April is fair housing month and to celebrate, the Office of the General Counsel of HUD has released “Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers … Continue reading

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New CRLTO Summary Available

Please Note: The summary now says “Approved by the City of Chicago, June 2013; summary revised 2016” – always check to be sure you are using the latest summary! The City of Chicago has placed a NEW version of the … Continue reading

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Quick Tip for 1st District Filers

Judicial conference results in small new eviction case delays The Cook County First District (downtown) eviction judges will be participating in a judicial conference during the week of April 4-8, 2016, so landlords filing eviction actions this week at the … Continue reading

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Had a fun morning teaching @properties agents

It is always great to get the opportunity to speak to a classroom full of @properties agents.  Thanks for taking the time to listen to my information about the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance.  Hopefully the folks in attendance enjoyed … Continue reading

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Rich Magnone quoted in Cook County Record Article on CRLTO

Intricacies of the Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance Subject of Interview I was recently interviewed in the Cook County Record regarding the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance and the difficulties faced by landlords trying to comply with its requirements.  Readers of … Continue reading

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Amendment to Chicago Fair Housing approved by Committee on Human Relations and new tenant right to claim retaliation

Law expands protected class to veterans and adds right to retaliation claim for any fair housing proceeding Yesterday, the Chicago City Council’s Committee on Human Relations approved an amendment to the Chicago Fair Housing and Human Rights Ordinance proposed by … Continue reading

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Landlord Trend: Government required tenant checks

Foreign law may make its way to America I want to alert landlords to a disturbing trend that has hit European landlords and could hop the pond.  Probably in response to refugees and/or immigrants, England passed, as part of its … Continue reading

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