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2019-2020 Cook County Eviction Stoppage

Annual Cook County order halts residential landlord tenant evictions for 2019 and 2020 winter

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A victory for landlords in the rent control fight

HB0255 defeated A number of sources, including Capital Fax, are beginning to report that Rep. Will Guzzardi’s HB0255 intending to repeal the ban on rent control has been defeated in committee.  Other bills remain in both the House and the … Continue reading

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Rep. Guzzardi introduces bill to allow rent control

He’s Baaaa-aack! The 101st General Assembly began work yesterday (January 9, 2019) and on the first day in session, 309th district state representative Will Guzzardi (D) once again introduced House Bill 255 (HB0255) to repeal the Rent Control Preemption Act … Continue reading

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What happened at the rent control meeting?

As I mentioned a few days back, there was a meeting in downtown Chicago of the Illinois Special Senate Committee on Housing to discuss rent control legislation.  So what happened?  Predictable things happened.  Community organizers and tenants’ rights advocates filled … Continue reading

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Richard Magnone to present to @properties agents

I’m routinely asked by some of Chicago’s biggest and best brokerage houses to give seminars for their agents on the topic of Chicago leasing procedures and the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance.   This is one of my favorite things to … Continue reading

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Chicago Good Cause Eviction Ordinance to be Proposed

What about landlord’s rights? I received from a friend a copy of an ordinance that one of the Chicago Alderman is apparently planning to present to the Chicago City Council on May 23, 2018. The ordinance appears to be penned … Continue reading

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Updates on trending Illinois and Chicago landlord-tenant stories

Over the past months, we have been tracking a few stories that will affect landlords and their rental businesses in the Chicagoland area.  We wanted to take a moment to provide some updates. With respect to the potential change in … Continue reading

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Amendment to Illinois Security Deposit Return Act Effective 1/1/2018

The Illinois Security Deposit Return Act has been amended by Public Act 100-0269, effective January 1, 2018.  Some of the amendments are small, like changing the words “rental property” to “rental premises”.  Other changes are more substantive and align the … Continue reading

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Rent control advocates employ new tactic

Push to erode landlord rights continues The Chicago Sun-Times published a story today explaining that advocates in favor of rent control are going to make the issue a referendum on ballots in the March, 2018 primary elections.  I’ve been reporting … Continue reading

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Class Action Attorneys sue Property Manager under CRLTO

Failure to provide CRLTO Summary at issue That silly little summary of the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance that needs to be attached to every lease governed by the CRLTO.  It’s no big deal, right? Wrong.  Class action attorneys at … Continue reading

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