UPDATE: This flowchart is now OUT OF DATE and SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON.
During the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, I’ve been asked perhaps thousands of times in one way or another “what rights does a Chicago landlord have right now”? The quick answer is VERY FEW. Nonetheless, such a short answer is trite and unhelpful. So, maybe we can help to clear things up. There are a number of laws, local rules, and orders that are governing the situation for landlords in Chicago right now. I’ve distilled them into a flowchart that might help to untangle the mess.