The Domu Landlord Guide To Renting Your Apartment In Chicago
Earlier this year, we released our ever-popular Tenant Guide. Today, we are releasing our Landlord Guide. As you may know, it ain't easy being a landlord in Chicago. The apartment rental business is heavily-regulated, requiring landlords to navigate their way through a blizzard of paperwork, disclosures, and other legal obligations before, during, and after the renting of an apartment. Our comprehensive yet succinct guide identifies all the necessary hoops that landlords have to jump through, from beginning to end.
The domu landlord guide contains sections on:
- Renting the apartment quickly
- Screening tenants
- Documenting the tenancy
- Conducting a walk-through
- Properly handling security deposits, and
- Hiring a management company
You may download a copy of the guide here.
The guide also includes essential forms for landlords: a summary of the Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance, the security deposit interest rate summary, the Chicago lead-based paint disclosure form, and a heat disclosure application.
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