Searching for a Chicago apartment won’t be quite the same in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Renters and landlords are both adjusting to seismic changes brought on by the Coronavirus outbreak, whether that’s figuring when and how to collect rent payments, determining the safest way possible to tour apartments for rent, or knowing what's going to happen with property taxes in Cook County. The situation is very fluid and unprecedented, to say the least. Domu does not purport to have all the answers during this time, but we’re hearing good suggestions and interpreting the guidance of public officials who are working to keep Chicago’s renter population safe and healthy in these trying circumstances. This is a guide for Chicago renters and apartment landlords who are navigating the shifting landscape and looking for answers to some of their most pressing apartment questions.
Domu has been very fortunate to be both a neighbor and a neighborhood resource for the years that we’ve been operating in Chicago. We’re proud to call Chicago home, and we have tremendous faith in the resiliency and ingenuity of Chicagoans. We’ll get through this as a community and hopefully emerge more closely bonded on the other side. In the meantime, here are some of the best answers that we at Domu have seen to the most frequently asked questions surrounding apartment life during Coronavirus.