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Landlord-Tenant FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

What Is the Chicago RLTO?

A:

The "RLTO" is the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Act that is the governing statute for almost all rental properties within the City of Chicago.

Q:

What Is the Law with Respect to Chicago Security Deposits?

A:

A Chicago Landlord must follow very specific laws in dealing with Security Deposit including paying interest, returning the deposit within a certain amount of time and only deducting certain things such as unpaid rent and repairs that are over and above wear and tear. Contact us to discuss further if you think your Landlord did not properly handle your security deposit

Q:

Is It Expensive to Hire a Chicago Landlord Tenant Lawyer?

A:

If you are a tenant and have a cause of action under the RLTO, many cases can be handled without paying a fee upfront because the RLTO provides for the Landlord to pay your attorney fees, especially if they did not handle your security deposit the right way.