Resources for Renters Helping you through every step of the process, from searching to move-out Apartment Checklist Search for an Apartment Complete the Lease Moving In During the Lease Advice & Tips Renters Rights Apartment Checklist If you want to rent a Chicago apartment, there are a few things that you should know before you go looking. Here's what you should know about renting an apartment in Chicago. When to start looking for apartments? How much rent can I afford? How do I find pet friendly apartments for rent? Search for an Apartment Don't know where to begin your search for an apartment in Chicago? Here are the basics that you should nail down before you find a Chicago apartment. How to find an apartment? What to look for when renting an apartment? What does "net effective rent" mean on apartment listings? How can renters confirm an apartment landlord's identity? Complete the Lease If you want to rent a Chicago apartment, there are a few things that you should know before moving in. Here's what you should know about renting an apartment in Chicago. What's the difference between a security deposit and a move in fee? How does the rental application process work? Who should sign the apartment lease? Moving In Moving in to your Chicago apartment? Kudos! Here are some things you should know before moving in to your apartment. How can I save money while moving? What do I need to know about apartment utilities? Complete guide to moving apartments in Chicago During the Lease Renting an apartment in Chicago should allow you to enjoy the upside of city life while deftly avoiding the downside. Here's what to know to make the most of renting your Chicago apartment. What is renters insurance? Am I allowed to sublease my apartment? What should the landlord provide for my apartment? How do I resolve issues with my landlord? Advice & Tips Can't see the future? It's OK, neither can we. Don't panic -- use this collection of advice and tips for renting an apartment in Chicago. It will help you navigate the most common questions for Chicago apartment renters. What are Chicago parking permits and parking zones? How do I save money on the natural gas bill for my apartment? How to handle bed bugs in my apartment? How should I communicate with my landlord? Apartment etiquette: The Dos and Don'ts of apartment living How can renters borrow tools to make DIY repairs? Renters Rights Learn what your rights are as a tenant and understand what landlords need to provide in Chicago apartments. What do I need to know about a security deposit? How do I get out of a lease? What is the Chicago Heat Ordinance for apartments? Can I have roommates move in after I've signed the lease? What are the landlord's obligations in Chicago? Can my landlord prevent me from subleasing my apartment? What can I do if my landlord doesn't make repairs to the apartment?