Category Archives: Building Code

City Crackdown on Landlords over Heat

On January 3, 2018, NBC Channel 5 reported that the City of Chicago Building Department is taking landlords to court during this cold snap.  The report indicates that the Department of Buildings has received over 600 heat complaints.  City building … Continue reading

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Tougher smoke and carbon monoxide detector penalties for Chicago Landlords

Chicago amends smoke and carbon monoxide ordinance proposed closes loophole on compliance

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Sanity from the City of Chicago on Bedbugs

Chicago alderman on Housing Committee decline to act on proposed bedbug ordinance. Seek to make law better and more fair to city landlords.

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Illinois appellate court clarifies penalty for failure to disclose code violations under section 5-12-100

CRLTO 5-12-100 requires landlords to disclose code violations. Illinois appellate court clarifies ambiguous provision of renter ordinance

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City of Chicago to release some high rise building safety information

The City of Chicago has announced that it will share the Life Safety Evaluation (LSE) status for hundreds of high-rise residential buildings will be made available online.  Passed in 2004, the City’s Life Safety ordinance sets fire safety standards for … Continue reading

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Update: Heat and water to be restored to Lincoln Park hi-rise tenants

Well, that was fast! According to NBC News, the City of Chicago and the landlord who suggested that tenants use space heaters and ovens to heat their units for three weeks while apartment building repairs left residents without heat and … Continue reading

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Get the heat on!

13-196-410 of the Municipal Code of Chicago requires landlord to provide minimum heat

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