DGAA bLAWg

Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance

Web Admin - Friday, May 08, 2015

landlord tenant ordinance, Schaumburg real estate lawyerOver 60 percent of Chicago residents live in rental housing. As a result, the laws governing the landlord-tenant relationship are very important. The Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance governs a majority of the residential rental agreements within the city. The Ordinance places certain duties on both landlords and tenants.

What Does the Ordinance Do?

Generally, the Ordinance covers any rental units under written or oral leases. However, the Ordinance does not cover the following:

  • - Units in owner-occupied buildings that have less than six units;
  • - Units in hotels, motels, inns, or bed-and-breakfast establishments, unless rent is paid monthly and the unit is occupied by the tenant for more than 32 days;
  • - Dormitories or shelters; and
  • - Owner-occupied co-operatives.

The Ordinance requires that tenants abide by all of the obligations of the Municipal Code. Some of these duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • - Maintaining smoke and carbon monoxide detectors (for example, by ensuring that working batteries are in the detectors);
  • - Keeping the unit as safe as the conditions of the premises permits;
  • - Avoiding disturbing other tenants; and
  • - Not causing any damage to the unit.

Landlords are also placed under duties by the Ordinance. A landlord is required to maintain the property in compliance with the Municipal Code. This includes maintaining heating facilities, the structural integrity of the building, and the building’s plumbing system, among numerous other items.

Further, a landlord cannot require a tenant to renew a lease agreement more than 90 days before an existing agreement ends. Additionally, a landlord must provide a tenant with at least 30 days written notice if the rental agreement will not be renewed. If this required notice is not given, a tenant may remain in the unit for 60 days under the same terms and conditions as the last month of the existing agreement.

Remedies for Defects

If a property has a minor defect, a tenant’s first step to remedy the issue is to provide written notice to the landlord indicating that if the landlord does not correct the defect, the tenant will have the defect corrected at the landlord’s expense. The landlord has 14 days to correct the issue before the tenant can take action. The cost to correct the issue cannot be more than the greater of $500 or one half of the monthly rent. After 14 days, if the landlord has not taken corrective action, the tenant can have the repairs completed. The tenant can then submit to the landlord a paid bill and deduct the cost of the work from the rent.

For a material noncompliance to maintain the premises, a tenant may withhold rent in an amount that reasonably reflects a reduction in value of the premises as a result of that material noncompliance. This withholding of rent may continue for as long as the material noncompliance continues. However, the withholding can only begin after 14 days have passed since the landlord was given written notice of the condition.  

If you would like more information about the rights and obligations of the parties involved in a residential rental relationship, you should speak with an experienced Illinois real estate attorney today. Whether you are a landlord or tenant, Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC can help. Our office proudly represents clients in the Schaumburg, Palatine, and Long Grove areas, among many others. 

About the Author: Founding partner of Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC, Colin Gilbert, received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of law in 2005. Colin argues cases across many practice areas including criminal defense, collections, civil litigation, real estate law, and corporate law. Colin is an active member of the Board of Governors of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and the Illinois Creditors Bar Association. He is currently Vice President of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce, and is a Commissioner for the Village of Arlington Heights. Colin has a 10.0 Attorney rating on Avvo, and was named one of the 2014 “Top 40 Under 40” Trial Lawyers in Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers Association.


Recent Posts


Tags

Illinois traffic laws Attorney Ken Apicella Rolling Meadows tax attorney preventing accidents personal injury attorney Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers overtime pay Illinois insurance lawyer car collision Deer Park personal injury lawyer Long Grove real estate attorney Policy Cancellation medical research wrongful termination Chicago employment attorney DNR Illinois law insurance adjusters underinsured motorist workers compensation benefits Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers insurance claim denials Palatine workers compensation lawyer irrevocable trust Employment Discrimination Law Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers criminal law Illinois traffic ticket lawyer internet Illinois elder law attorney Arlington Heights estate planning attorney digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers Palatine employment attorney Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Illinois business lawyer Palatine criminal defense lawyer rent to own real estate contracts Deer Park employment law attorney Palatine Attorney Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers Barrington litigation attorney Illinois criminal defense attorney Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer Landlord Tenant Ordinance owner responsibility filing a medical malpractice claim Rolling Meadows traffic attorney Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer breathalyzer test Rolling Meadows probate lawyer Crystal Lake traffic lawyer Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace spinal cord injury Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney uninsured motorist Illinois Probate Act of 1975 foreclosed rental property pizza emoji Illinois lawyer rollover accidents involuntary manslaughter insurance dispute attorney Rolling Meadows employment attorney Palatine probate lawyer insurance attorney Deer Park traffic lawyer Illinois Human Rights Act Long Grove real estate lawyer Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys Family Medical Leave Act CAM trucking accidents Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer low-ball insurance settlement Chicago trucking accident attorney Illinois workplace discrimination attorney Kenilworth estate planning attorney job lawyers Crystal Lake employment attorney Deer Park traffic accident attorney rest breaks South Barrington real estate lawyer Barrington medical malpractice lawyers boating accidents Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney traffic violations defense Illinois personal injury attorney Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers Des Plaines criminal attorney changes to mortgage law trauma after an accident severance agreements agent Long Grove estate planning attorneys Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers insurance claim dispute TBI Rolling Meadows real estate attorney IRA trust transfer product liability unfunded trust Schaumburg real estate rollover car crashes trench injuries Inverness estate planning lawyer Schaumburg elder law lawyer unpaid overtime workers comp Mt Prospect Attorney Des Plaines pet law attorney license suspension Des Plaines civil attorney commercial leasing Palatine corporate law attorneys anesthesia errors BAIID ACA Barrington personal injury lawyer consent to a search estate planning for college students blood alcohol content Illinois wills and trusts fatal car accidents Transfer on Death Instrument federal regulations for LLCs Chicago lawyer Palatine insurance lawyer Arlington Heights tax lawyer employees Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument Illinois workers compensation lawyer Rolling Meadows BAC Illinois insurance attorney Class A misdemeanor DUI Riverwoods estate planning lawyer traffic violations medical malpractice pet law insurance claim delay Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys Palatine drug lawyer IRS traumatic brain injury premises liability construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation Illinois traffic attorney real estate zoning sexual harassment condo association Illinois traffic accident lawyer Arlington Heights car crash attorneys Illinois estate planning law firm controlled substance estate tax Illinois small business Barrington attorney dram shop law automated cars Rolling Meadows traffic law firm Chicago biking tips LLCs Crystal Lake traffic attorney Home Sale Contingencies car accidents pedestrian-automobile accident construction accidents Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer Barrington civil litigation attorney tax attorney operating agreements Illinois medical malpractice attorney business litigation Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer Inverness probate lawyer denied insurance claims personal injury lawyer drunk driving statistics Schaumburg personal injury lawyer underage DUI Des Plaines personal injury lawyer Chicago insurance law firm workers compensation insurance denial appeals real estate leasing Arlington Heights real estate lawyer trust payments bicycle dooring accidents drug possession Deer Park DUI lawyer Inverness elder law lawyer Illinois employment laws commercial real estate defective products lawyer traumatic brain injuries holiday statistics social media after death personal injury Schaumburg personal injury lawyers drugs Schaumburg insurance lawyers Long Grove estate planning Crystal Lake car accident attorney income distribution deducation products liability minimum wage installment contracts reckless homicide attorney fees IRA benefits bicycle accidents ken apicella manufacturing taxes Barrington business law firm denial of life insurance natural gas explosion cell phone accidents Schaumburg wrongful death attorney modern family estate planning civil litigation attorney Illinois home inspection Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act dealing with problem employees Affordable Care Act estate planning lawyer icy parking lots Illinois collections attorney BUI Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys Illinois red light cameras Detainer Actions Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer murder defense Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney bad faith insurance claims Thanksgiving probate living trust vs will probate fees liens distracted driving accidents life insurance lawyer Inverness traffic law firm Exclusions Des Plaines claims law firm estate attorney Arlington Heights lawyer Barrington criminal defense lawyer dog bites Illinois Sales Representative Act Rolling Meadows insurance attorney estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers life insurance Illinois living will breach of contract fiduciary rule delay trustee pet bites landlord tenant law traffic laws Palatine civil litigation lawyer Palatine elder law attorney civil rights violation Arlington Heights Attorney Barrington drug crime attorney South Barrington real estate attorney deadly crashes Palatine employment lawyer distracted driving accident victims Palatine employment law lawyer insurance agents Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney license Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers auto accidents car accident lawyers Inverness DUI lawyer Whistleblower Claims Deer Park medical malpractice attorney residential real estate personal injury accidents revenge porn health insurance dispute trucking accident lawyers Palatine trusts lawyer Illinois trucking safety Rolling Meadows Attorney slip and fall accidents Illinois employment law Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers Chicago estate planning lawyer Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney advance healthcare directive Crystal Lake tax lawyer Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act Chicago will attorney Buffalo Grove corporate attorney preventable medical errors Barrington estate planning lawyer elder law boating under the influence Illinois insurance claims lawyers Illinois car accident attorney Arlington Heights injury attorney capital gains tax PTSD Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer Jay Andrew pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality Palatine injury attorney insurance disputes Chicago attorney Illinois job attorney Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents independent contractor car crash injuries Illinois personal injury lawyer traffic deaths texting and driving college kids guardianship attorney insurance claims Fourth of July Chicago insurance claim attorneys traffic crimes employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, Inverness real estate attorney work unions Illinois boating accident lawyer marijuana crimes attorney Fair Labor Standards Act Illinois speeding lawyer Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute Illinois real estate lawyer foreclosure Schaumburg car accident attorney Illinois employee rights attorney. Inverness injury lawyer Des Plaines DUI attorney marijuana Schaumburg drug defense lawyer texting while driving Schaumburg criminal law attorney insurance claim denial insurance dispute Des Plaines real estate lawyer Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney medical malpractice compensation drunk driving Buffalo Grove probate lawyer Crystal Lake pet attorney DGAA Liquor Control Act Inverness insurance attorney elder abuse dynasty trusts life insurance claims hit and run accident Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, ObamaCare IRELA compensatory time license reinstatement employee misclassification Schaumburg injury lawyer Illinois construction accident attorney Arlington Heights employment attorney Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act civil litigation hands free device Illinois employment attorneys Crystal Lake employment law attorney Des Plaines accident attorney Barrington personal injury attorney Schaumburg construction accident lawyer Retaliatory Discharge Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer traffic tickets Legal Info medication errors life insurance policy Schaumburg estate attorney trusts estate plan Des Plaines personal injury attorney estate planning Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys Illinois corporate lawyer Illinois will lawyer Illinois driving without license Arlington Heights criminal lawyer Chicago corporate attorney Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney Illinois workers compensation attorney insurance denials boating DUI Buffalo Grove law firm criminal defense Crystal Lake law firm right to work DUI attorney Des Plaines drug lawyer back injuries Schaumburg personal injury attorney digital evidence Illinois employment law attorneys unpaid assessment Rolling Meadows employment law attorney Illinois bicycle safety Des Plaines personal injury lawyers home inspection lawyer small business gift taxes Buffalo Grove traffic attorney Illinois probate claims process Schaumburg traffic lawyer employment attorney truck collisions Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers living trust digital information Schaumburg employment attorney employment contract Palatine construction attorney field sobriety test employee discrimination Illinois medical malpractice claim first degree murder insurance negligence Illinois jet ski accident lawyer Palatine business attorney real estate lawyer new real estate form Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer loopholes Deer Park real estate law firm jet ski accidents Buffalo Grove employment lawyer problem employees Schaumburg civil litigation attorney motorcycle accident Joliet general practice lawyers condo forming a corporation in Illinois Illinois insurance disputes Buffalo Grove injury lawyer Illinois trusts attorney Illinois probate lawyer insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys estate planning trusts nursing home negligence Illinois DUI attorney Illinois defective products attorney Arlington Heights employment law attorneys gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys Illinois workplace lawyer Inverness corporate attorney Colin Gilbert Illinois pedestrian accident attorney whistleblower protections Schaumburg estate planning attorney Barrington employment law firm Arlington Heights traffic attorney Illinois tax attorney Illinois pet lawyer Arlington Heights TBI attorney Palatine punch death overtime violations Colin H. Gilbert traffic offenses brain injury motorcycle accident lawyer Crystal Lake business law attorneys Des Plaines injury law firm Crystal Lake will lawyer vacation home fines Crystal Lake car accident lawyer golf accidents no contest clauses defective products corporate law Arlington Heights insurance attorney caregiver Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer expungement Palatine civil attorney drug crime Barrington boating accident attorney underfunded trust deed transfer Arlington Heights accident attorney Illinois mortgages real estate attorneys Kenilworth estate planning attorneys Illinois wrongful termination lawyer Illinois estate planning Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney Palatine real estate lawyer Chicago employment lawyer privacy laws hiring employees Des Plaines insurance attorney Arlington Heights personal injury attorney rumble strips Illinois wills and trusts attorneys estate planning attorney Buffalo Grove real estate attorney Barrington injury attorney Chicago car accident lawyer Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer child safety Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer Do Not Resuscitate special needs trust Rolling Meadows business lawyer fault based insurance personal injury claims Inverness personal injury attorney car accident pedestrian accident institutional trustee Palatine law firm Barrington real estate lawyer murder Illinois Smoke Detector Act Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, federal crimes paid sick leave Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer probate claims llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association Self-Directed IRA Accounts Barrington estate planning attorney Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer bike accident Illinois registered agent appealing an insurance claim Rolling Meadows accident lawyer Mount Prospect real estate lawyer FSLA employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys suspended license Illinois insurance dispute lawyers Crystal Lake accident attorney comp time speeding School Visitation Rights Act Deer Park workers compensation lawyer Schaumburg corporate attorney POA personal injury claim sole proprietorship Palatine estate planning lawyer employee rights jet ski Inverness real estate lawyer Crystal Lake injury attorney wills and trusts Illinois employment law attorney commercial leases Des Plaines real estate attorney homestead rights GM ignition switches Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer DUI penalities Inverness civil lawyer employment lawyer Crystal Lake employment lawyer Illinois employment law firm Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm caretaker rights Illinois real estate Forcible Entry disability benefits Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer living wills employment law Illinois employment lawyer Illinois medical malpractice case Des Plaines Palatine traffic accidents employment law, Illinois employment laws workplace sexual harassment Schaumburg real estate lawyer wrongful death natural gas drug crimes Chicago traffic lawyer Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer Chicago estate planning in terrorem provision healthcare claims cell phone tower data Kenilworth estate planning lawyer Illinois rollover accident lawyers traffic accidents pregnant women drug crimes lawyer Home Remodeling Repair Act digital assets Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney power of attorney financial advisors Inverness accident lawyer Schaumburg probate attorney FMLA Illinois attorney DMV Arlington Heights car accident lawyer loss of consortium Illinois estate planning attorney Arlington Heights trucking lawyer probate process Barrington employment law attorney liability Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer medical malpractice claims Illinois traffic attorneys Long Grove estate planning attorney pedestrian accidents insurance claim dispute attorney power of attorney for healthcare Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer head on collisions Illinois personal injury lawyers blended families insurance claim mortgage Deer Park criminal attorney wills medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers car crash Mount Prospect elder law attorney car crashes Crystal Lake insurance lawyer Barrington Traffic Lawyer car accident lawyer cell phone DUI defense Illinois civil litigation lawyer Illinois LLC creation healthcare eluding a police officer wage theft meal breaks Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer medical marijuana Des Plaines tax law firm real estate contract Des Plaines collections attorney sexual images clemency Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer Deer Park accident attorney Super Mario crossover accidents Schaumburg criminal attorney real estate attorney surgical mistakes Palatine corporate attorney living trust benefits swimming pools insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys Rolling Meadows criminal attorney investment property real estate closing accidental death benefits personal injury law firm criminal record Illinois medical malpractice lawyers Palatine personal injury lawyer Illinois personal injury startup company Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney vacation home pain and suffering Palatine traffic lawyer Barrington criminal lawyer insurance agent negligence privacy landlord Crystal Lake personal injury attorney Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer Schaumburg employment law attorneys spinal cord injuries creditors liability claims Illinois injury lawyer driving Illinois insurance claim attorney Illinois business law atorneys food poisoning Barrington employment attorney license revocation unauthorized overtime criminal murder charges slip and fall probate lawyer senior citizens Schaumburg estate planning lawyer Schaumburg Attorney Barrington workers compensation attorney mass shooting fiduciary rule denied insurance claim Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer

Archive