Category Archives: Bad Tenant

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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Illinois property owners still being scammed

It is bold.  It is outrageous.  It is unbelievable.  Back in May of 2011, I wrote about the rise in scams against landlords.  Those scams seem not to have abated in the time since then.  Based on the phonecalls our … Continue reading

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Landlords, watch out for tenants with guns

If we outlaw guns, then only outlaws will have guns.  I’d rather have outlaws holding the guns instead of tenants!  (This is not a post about gun control!)  Well, the news wires are blowing up (pun intended) tonight over the … Continue reading

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