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August 4, 2020 Landlord Advice

Leasing Apartments During an Unemployment Crisis: What Landlords Should Know

Every renter’s financial circumstances are unique, no doubt about that. And in Chicago, renters are protected from discrimination on the basis of their legal source of income. In other words, if a renter can afford the rent due to unemployment benefits, housing assistance, spousal support or...

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August 4, 2020 Landlord Advice

What Landlords Need to Know About Chicago's New 'Fair Notice Eviction Ordinance' Requirements

The Chicago City Council approved a revised version of the Fair Notice Eviction Ordinance on July 22, 2020. The ordinance, which provides renters with a one-time right to cure before entry of eviction, also modifies landlord notification requirements with varying time periods for rental...

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August 4, 2020 Landlord Advice

What Does the Chicago Emergency Travel Order Mean for Apartment Landlords and Renters?

Before the novel Coronavirus reached Chicago, a landlord’s public health dilemmas were somewhat mundane, like whether to allow smoking or pets (other than service animals) on the premises.  Today, as landlords try to adopt safe practices to protect tenants from the transmission of the virus on...

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July 31, 2020 Market Insight

Top 3: The Most Affordable and Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Chicago Apartments

Renters looking for 1 bedroom apartments in Chicago may already have a particular neighborhood in mind during their apartment search. If the ideal location is still undetermined then their apartment search could be decided solely on the cost of rent. In that scenario, they might want to know...

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