Landlords Should Be Aware Of Chicago's Prohibition On Retaliatory Conduct

One of the more potent weapons delivered to tenants in the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance is the prohibition on retaliatory conduct by landlords.  Section 12-5-150 of the Chicago Municipal Code prohibits a landlord from terminating a tenancy, increasing the rent, commencing an...

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February 27, 2012 Chicago Landlord Advice & News

Lock Out a Tenant or Stop Utilities? Self Help Eviction is Forbidden

Attention, Chicago landlords!  Attention please! Never - we repeat - never lock out a tenant, rekey the lock on the apartment door or interfere with their utilities or even threaten to do these things before consulting with counsel or reading Chicago’s Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (...

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