Category Archives: Landlord

No one wants to think about winter but…

Chicago Landlords Turn Up the Heat Here’s our annual reminder that Chicago landlords responsible to supply heat to their tenants are now within the required City of Chicago time period for heating.  The Chicago Municipal Code (13-196-410) requires minimum amounts … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Ryan Coon talks about developing landlord systems

What Large, Successful Landlords Do (and you should too!) This moth’s guest blogger is Ryan Coon.  Ryan is a co-founder of Chicago-based startup Rentalutions. Ryan has written a short article on how smaller rental operators can get the same results as … Continue reading

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Chicago Title seminar on landlord ice and snow liability

issues related to landlord liability for snow and ice removal in Chicago Illinois

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More musings on the first-time Chicago landlord

Thoughts about first time Chicago Illinois landlords

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Having tenant troubles? Don’t just “fix the glitch”

Illinois landlord tips on active management of rental properties when tenants don’t pay or go bad

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Illinois landlord tips for move in and move out

Smart Illinois landlords will work with their tenants during move-in and move-out from a rental property

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Landlord psycology and the “line of death”

Illinois landlords should be serious about enforcing the requirement that Chicago tenants pay rent timely and serve five day eviction notices

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2012 Landlord-Tenant Year In Review

Summary of major changes in the legal world of landlord tenant law for 2012 and what is to come in 2013 for security deposits and other law

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Believe it or not, landlords are people too

That may come as a shock to some tenants.  My regular readers might be surprised to know that this blog, despite being landlord-centric, gets lots of attention from tenants.  Despite the fact that our firm represents mostly landlords (we do … Continue reading

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No money? No Keys!

Landlords make common mistake of giving keys & possession of rental units to tenants & lessees without collecting all rent & security deposit

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