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

Archive