Landlord Advice and Free Chicago Apartment Lease Forms
Renting a Chicago apartment can be complicated, but Domu makes it simple. Learn about the federal, state, and local laws that apply to the landlord-tenant relationship.
Read Domu's comprehensive guide to rules about security deposits for Chicago apartments.
All of the disclosures required by the Chicago landlord tenant ordinance.
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Chicago's apartment landlord tenant ordinance has strict rules about security deposits. But the Illinois appellate court found that move-in fees are different and not subject to the security deposit rules.
Once you’ve obtained an order of possession in an eviction case, you need to enlist the Cook County Sheriff to do the dirty work. We explain how it works.
Don’t take the law into your own hands by interfering with a tenant’s utilities, locking or removing windows or doors, blocking an entrance, or tampering with removing personal belongings.
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 landlords must disclose all known Chicago Building Violations before offering a new or renewal lease to a prospective tenant.
There are three potentially responsible parties when a dog bites a child on rented residential property.
No landlord in Cook County may refuse to rent to “Section 8” tenants based solely on their “source of income.”
All Chicago landlords are required to join the fight against bed bugs.
If you acquired residential property at a foreclosure sale, Chicago law requires you to offer all legitimate tenants perpetually rent-controlled apartments or else pay their relocation fees.
The CRLTO requires landlords to provide tenants with 30 days' written notice of any intention not to renew an apartment lease, and failures of compliance may allow tenants to remain in place for at least 60 more days.