Category Archives: Tenant Screening

Cook County’s Just Housing Amendment is SCARY!!!!!

Consider how the Cook County Just Housing Amendment will actually work to force landlords to rent to criminals

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Cook County Issues Yet Another Set of Just Housing Rules

Cook County releases October 23, 2019 landlord enforcement rules for the Just Housing Amendment for criminal background checks on tenants

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Call to Action for Comment on Just Housing Ordinance

Call to Cook County Landlords time to act on Criminal Background Screening Yesterday, I posted about the Cook County Joint Housing Ordinance.  Today, the Neighborhood Building Owners Alliance issued a landlord “Call to Action” related to the proposed interpretive rules … Continue reading

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Do you know about the new Cook County Just Housing Ordinance?

landlords must conditionally approve tenants before ordering criminal background check for prospective lease in Cook County

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Lots going on – Illinois amending Human Rights Act

Illinois Landlords Criminal Screening to Change Drastically I’ve been away busy most of the summer, but plenty has been going on in Illinois and Chicago and not much of it has been good for landlords.  In the coming weeks, I’ll … Continue reading

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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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Is the “Application Fee” in Danger?

Proposed Illinois law to regulate rental application fees Everyone knows the importance of tenant screening.  In order to offset the cost of screening “the right way”, many landlords collect application fees.  Now, Illinois lawmakers are getting ready to regulate these … Continue reading

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Just one simple check of Cook County eviction court records could save landlords money

Simple tip about tenant screening for Cook County Illinois landlords can save building owner’s money picking prospective renter

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Look deeper when conducting tenant screening

Richard Magnone’s update on his article about the art of tenant screening for landlords

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Quick and simple tenant screening tip for Illinois landlords

tips and tricks for Illinois lessors & landlords when screening tenants with rental property

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