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How Renters Can Negotiate Payment Plans with Apartment Landlords

The economy has taken a hit  in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and renters in Chicago are reacting to the economic fluctuations brought on by COVID-19. Landlords with vacancies are trying to avoid slashing rents to attract reliable rent-paying tenants. As renters look to negotiate payment...

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Book a Virtual Tour to Explore the Best Apartment Deals in Chicago

The dog days of summer can feel like they'll last forever. That never ending feeling doesn't apply to these sensational end-of-summer deals in Chicago apartments, though. But renters can still score incredible savings, like up to 2 months free, if they act fast and explore some of the deals that...

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