Category Archives: Municipal Ordinance

Illinois court upholds nonrefundable move-in fees under CRLTO

Landlords win case over move-in fee in lieu of security deposit For a number of years, landlords in the City of Chicago have sought to avoid the undue burdens and unreasonable potential liability resulting from the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant … Continue reading

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New Chicago Engery Consumption Law Passed and, guess what? Landlords must comply!

I don’t often miss major news, but today my good friend Sherwin Sucaldito, an excellent @properties agent, gave me a heads that the Chicago City Council just passed Chapter 18-14 of the municipal code of Chicago known as the Building … Continue reading

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Turn that heat on this weekend! Chicago and Suburbs enter heating season.

It’s an annual event.  Tenants throughout Chicago and some suburbs are entitled to minimum amounts of heat beginning this coming Sunday, September 15, 2013.  I’ve posted before on the Chicago rules and some of the suburban rules.  It’s been hot … Continue reading

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City moves forward on “Keep Chicago Renting” Ordinance

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance has passed out of committee and will be voted on by the City Council on June 5.  The text of the ordinance has been changed slightly to reduce the … Continue reading

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Chicago renters foreclosure protection law passes housing committee

Yesterday, the City of Chicago Housing Committee passed the Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance which will now go on to the City Council for a full vote.  Before that, the committee is “holding” the ordinance to give lenders time to respond.

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“Keep Chicago Renting” ordinance comes before Chicago City Council today

In the wake of the report issued by Lawyer’s Committee for Better Housing indicating that crime has increased in vacant lots and buildings, the Housing Committee of the Chicago City Council plans to conduct a hearing and possibly vote on the … Continue reading

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Renting in the ‘Burbs

I devote quite a bit of time on this blog to looking at Chicago and state (Illinois) landlord-tenant issues.  However, landlords in the northwest suburbs and Chicagoland in general should not think that they are left out in the cold.  … Continue reading

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The 5 stages of “grief” for Landlords with CRLTO problems

The Kübler-Ross Model of the stages of grief deals with the feelings people experience in response to death or terminal illness. There are five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. There is no real “order” to the stages and many people … 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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Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance Text

We have obtained the text of the recently introduced “Keep Chicago Renting” Ordinance that would protect a tenant’s right to remain in a rental unit after a foreclosure.  A number of aldermen and the Cook County Sheriff are in support … Continue reading

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