Category Archives: Disclosures

New lead law affecting Illinois landlords kicks off 2017

Amendments to Lead Poisoning Prevention Act regarding lead mitigation effective January 1, 2017 Back in August, 2016, the State passed amendments to the Illinois Lead Poisoning Prevention Act that affect landlords.  Many landlords are aware of the federal law that … Continue reading

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When must a Chicago landlord provide a heating cost disclosure?

Tenants have a right to heating cost disclosures in Chicago Its still cold out and we are not done with winter yet, so I want to talk about the Chicago heating cost disclosure.  It’s the forgotten attachment in the landlord-tenant … Continue reading

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Landlords, it is now “heating season”!

September 15 marks “heating season” for landlords who are responsible to provide heat for their tenants. A number of municipalities have heating ordinances.  Here is a small survey:

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Compliance with the Chicago Heating Cost Disclosure

Certain Landlords must provide a heating cost disclosure in Chicago Tenants responsible for paying for the cost of their gas or electric can often be surprised by the high price of their energy bills.  To combat the impact of those … Continue reading

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Illinois Residential Real Property Disclosure and Leases?

When most Illinois property owners sell real estate, there is a law, the Illinois Residential Real Property Disclosure Act, that requires that they provide a copy of a completed Illinois Residential Real Property Disclosure to all prospective buyers.  The act … Continue reading

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Illinois landlords now required to provide radon gas disclosure to tenants

As I mentioned in a post just a few weeks back, Illinois landlords will have one more disclosure to provide to their tenants beginning in 2012.  Governor Quinn recently signed into law certain amendments to the Illinois Radon Awareness Act … Continue reading

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Changes may be on the way for radon disclosures

Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas that can accumulate within buildings.  The Illinois Radon Awareness Act was enacted in 2008 to require certain disclosures about the existence of radon gas from real estate sellers.  Currently, the law … Continue reading

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