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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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Chicago Title Seminar this Morning 4-3-17

I had a great time this morning, as always, presenting to fellow attorneys for Chicago Title Insurance Company at their training in Rolling Meadows with respect to updates in landlord tenant law.

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Announcing our newest blog – chicagoclosings.com

I know many of my readers come here looking for information about landlord-tenant related law.  Before you can be a landlord, you have to buy a property.  After you read this blog about landlording, you might want to sell your … Continue reading

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Cook County Assessor pursues Landlords with Notice of Discovery

A number of real property owners across Cook County have been surprised to receive a “Notice of Discovery” from Cook County Assessor Joseph Barrios.  The notice informs property owners that the Assessor’s Office believes the property owner may have received … Continue reading

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Eviction cases and municipal districts

Right now, there is a bit of a change going on in the Cook County eviction world.  There was a time where any case in Cook County could be brought in the First District downtown (ie. at the Daley Center).  … Continue reading

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