Category Archives: crime free addendum

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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Proposed law seeks to impose penalties on landlords for tenant crimes

IRPOA urges landlords to contact their representatives Senate Bill 1547 has passed the Illinois Senate and is being debated in committee tomorrow at 10am in the Illinois House Judiciary Committee.  The Illinois Rental Property Owners Association is asking landlords to … Continue reading

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Bellville Illinois added to long list of towns looking to impose crime free leasing standards

Long time readers of this blog are well aware that I’m no fan of crime-free leasing addendum and landlord registration programs.  You can add Bellville, Illinois to the list of communities that have or are considering such laws.  Now, Belleville, … Continue reading

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Update on Skokie multi family licensing ordinance

As I noted a few weeks ago, the Village of Skokie is proposing a new registration law related to multi family rentals.  At their September 4, 2012 meeting, the Skokie village board made amendments to the proposed ordinance for multi-family … Continue reading

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Skokie considers rental registration law for multi-family buildings

See update As of today (August 30, 2012), other than a “crime free lease” law, the Village of Skokie does not have many specific landlord tenant ordinances.  That could change by next week.  On September 4, 2012, the Village Board … Continue reading

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St. Charles mulls “crime free addendum”

St. Charles, Illinois is the latest in a long list of Chicago suburbs who either have passed or are contemplating the passage of “crime free lease addendum” legislation.  A story in the Daily Herald indicates that St. Charles city leaders … Continue reading

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Governor Quinn signs new eviction legislation SB 1766

On August 2, 2011, Governor Quinn signed into law Senate Bill 1766 which became Public Act 97-0236, a bill opposed by the Chicago Creative Investors Association and the Illinois Rental Property Owners Association.  The law which amends Section 9-120 of … Continue reading

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