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Security Deposit Issues Rental Agreement

New ordinance outlines security deposit issues while moving into or out of a rental in Cook County

By Michael DeSantis In recent blogs, we have discussed the newly enacted Cook County Residential Tenant and Landlord Ordinance. This time, we will focus on Section 42-811, which discusses security deposits. First, a landlord may not demand or receive a security deposit in excess of 1 1/2 months’ rent. The ordinance specifically states that you

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Repairs neglected by landlord? Tenant has rights under new Cook County apartment ordinance

By Michael DeSantis A newly enacted Cook County residential tenant-and-landlord ordinance includes Section 42-806, which focuses on various tenants’ rights that you should know. Cook County commissioners voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to pass the Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance (No. 20-3562), which went into effect on June 1 and has been the topic of our

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New Cook County ordinance on landlord-tenant rights defines issues related to utilities, rent payments and move-in fees

By Michael DeSantis A newly enacted Cook County residential tenant-and-landlord ordinance includes Section 42-805, which focuses on various tenants’ rights that you should know. Cook County commissioners voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to pass the Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance (No. 20-3562), which goes into effect in June and has been the topic of our blogs

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Rental agreements now have more restrictions in new Cook County ordinance

By Michael DeSantis Landlords should be aware of Section 42-804 of a new Cook County ordinance that deals with requirements for rental agreements. These rental agreements will have more restrictions and need to follow certain requirements as laid out in this new ordinance. Cook County commissioners voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to pass the Residential

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Exclusions for Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance

Here’s how some exclusions may apply to new Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance

By Michael DeSantis On Jan.  28, the Cook County commissioners voted unanimously to pass the new Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance (No. 20-3562), which goes into effect in June. This ordinance applies to residential tenancies across Cook County with limited exclusions. We will go through the ordinance in a series of blogs, with this one tackling

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Help With Landlord Screening Criminal History in Cook County

Help With Landlord Screening Criminal History in Cook County By Michael DeSantis If you are a landlord in Cook County, be aware that there is an ordinance that went into effect concerning the way landlords are screening criminal history of potential tenants.  Now, before screening the prospective tenant’s criminal history, housing providers must first check

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Whose Repair is It Anyway? Illinois Law and Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities

Whose Repair is It Anyway?  Illinois Law and Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities By Michael DeSantis When it comes to maintaining a rented dwelling, the tenant and landlord apartment responsibilities may not be clear. What’s a tenant to do if a landlord does not respond to a request for a repair? Or if the landlord responds

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THE RIGHTS OF AN HOA…ASSESSMENT AND POSSESSION

THE RIGHTS OF AN HOA…ASSESSMENT AND POSSESSION By Mike DeSantis  If you reside in a single-family residential, condominium or townhome community with a Homeowner’s Association (HOA), you are no stranger to HOA assessments. HOA assessments cover a variety of items, depending on the living community and the priorities of the HOA Board. In multi-unit dwellings

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Security Deposit Law Chicago

Security Deposit Law Every Chicago Landlord Should Know

Security Deposit Law Every Chicago Landlord Should Know By Michael DeSantis Every landlord in Chicago should understand the city ordinances governing security deposit law. Security deposits are meant to protect the landlord from troublesome tenants, but many landlords don’t realize that handling security deposit incorrectly can put themselves at risk for a lawsuit with significant

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30 Day Eviction Notice in Illinois

Eviction Basics for Landlords Part III: The 30 Day Eviction Notice in Illinois

Eviction Basics for Landlords Part III: The 30 Day Eviction Notice in Illinois (This is the third article in a three-part series for landlords about their legal obligations for 30 day eviction notices) By Michael DeSantis A 30 day eviction notice in Illinois is used by a landlord to terminate a tenant’s occupancy when they

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