Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO or CRLTO): Landlord Rights + Landlord Forms

Guide To Becoming A Landlord

Renting a Chicago apartment can be complicated, but Domu makes it simple. Learn about the laws, landlord rights, tenant rights including the Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance or RLTO.

Security Deposit Guide

A security deposit guide to comply with the Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance: RLTO or CRLTO

Disclosure Forms

All disclosure forms required by the RLTO - Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance.

Apartment Photography Tips

Use these apartment photography tips to get quality photos & browse experts who can photograph your apartment.

Tenant Screening Services for Landlords

Affordable landlord credit check and tenant screening services for Chicago apartments.

Rent Payment Options: Pay Rent Online

Would you or your tenants like to go check-free? See some options for receiving your next rent payment.

Security Deposit Basics

The RLTO or Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance has strict rules about these two choices. Read our definitive guide to stay in compliance.

Eviction Process - Explained

Once you’ve obtained an order of possession in an eviction process, you need to enlist the Cook County Sheriff to do the dirty work. We explain how it works.

Dos and Don'ts for Landlords in Eviction

Interfering with a tenant’s utilities, locking out or blocking access, or even threatening, is forbidden under the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (CRLTO or RLTO)

Chicago Snow Removal Guide

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.

Chicago Building Violations + Disclosures

Chicago landlords must disclose all known Chicago Building Violations before offering a new or renewal lease to a prospective tenant.

Dog Bite Liabilities for Chicago Landlords

There are three potentially responsible parties when a dog bites a child on rented residential property.

How “Section 8” Vouchers Work

No landlord in Cook County may refuse to rent to “Section 8” tenants based solely on their “source of income.”

The Chicago Bed Bug Ordinance

All Chicago landlords are required to join the fight against bed bugs.

Inheriting Tenants at Foreclosure

If you acquired apartments in Chicago at a foreclosure sale, Chicago law requires you to offer all legitimate tenants perpetually rent-controlled apartments or else pay their relocation fees.

Renewing the Apartment Lease

The RLTO or Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance requires landlords to provide tenants with notice. Our detailed guide will help you stay in compliance and avoid problems.