Before you rent your apartment, be sure to understand your obligations under state, federal, and local law. The landlord business in Chicago is heavily regulated.
If you require a security deposit from a tenant, you must comply with state and local law. Our comprehensive guide to handling security deposits helps insulate you against unpleasant surprises.
Landlords may need to make as many as eight disclosures to tenants before consummating a lease. Take our advice and comply with your legal obligations.
The City of Chicago has announced the interest rate to be paid on security deposits held more than six months under residential leases created or renewed between January 1 and December 31, 2013.
Good photography will get your apartment rented faster, so we negotiated a special deal with a company that produces quality pictures and videos at low cost.
Once you’ve obtained an order of possession in an eviction case, you need to enlist the Cook County Sheriff to do the dirty work. We explain how it works.
Don’t take the law into your own hands by interfering with a tenant’s utilities, locking or removing windows or doors, blocking an entrance, or tampering with removing personal belongings.
Snow removal is actually governed by state and local law, and landlords need to be aware of their obligations. We explain everything you need to know.
There are three potentially responsible parties when a dog bites a child on rented residential property. Absent special circumstances (which we explain) landlords are not held responsible.