Category Archives: crime

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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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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Crime Free Addendums in Illinois

Many Illinois municipalities require some form of “Crime Free” lease addendum.  (Here is a sample copy of the addendum provided by the Village of Palatine.)  Such an addendum seeks to make it easier for a landlord to evict a tenant … Continue reading

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