Chicago Lease Agreement Is Designed for Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance
Domu's free Chicago apartment lease form will help you simplify the leasing process. It is designed for Chicago landlords seeking to comply with the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (the "CRLTO") and Illinois law. The CRLTO requires landlords to include many forms with the lease agreement, so we've appended them to this lease for you. Within this one easy-to-use document, you'll find the Chicago Recycling Rules Flyer, the City of Chicago's Summary of the CRLTO, a lead-based paint disclosure form, a Radon disclosure form, a Security Deposit Receipt form, a move-in/out inspection form, and a bed bug prevention brochure.
The Chicago lease agreement for 2023 is suitable for any residential property, and as such, it does not address any particular features of your leasing situation. For example, landlords leasing single-family homes should be aware that the lease contains occasional references to common areas. Also, note that not all Chicago apartments are subject to the CRLTO's mandates, with the most common exception being owner-occupied buildings of six units or fewer. Chicago landlords that need not comply with the CRLTO might prefer to edit out certain CRLTO-mandated, tenant-friendly sections of the lease agreement. In other words, all landlords should read this apartment lease carefully and make edits with assistance from counsel.
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