Category Archives: Rent

Chicago Landlording in the time of Covid-19

rental Forbearance agreement to reduce or waive rent in the Coronavirus pandemic for leases in Chicago and Cook County

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Invisible Evictions are Now a “Thing”

Your Alderman Has A Plan and You’re Not Going to Like It A new phrase has entered the landlord-tenant vernacular.  “Invisible Evictions”.  A few days ago, Chicago’s local neighborhood news portal, blockclubchicago.org posted a story about “Invisible Evictions” allegedly perpetrated … Continue reading

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Urgent Call to Action on Rent Control

Illinois Rental Property Owners Association advocacy against the repeal of the Illinois Rent Control Preemption Axct

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Rent Control Preemption Act Repeal is BACK

Illinois house attempt to limit landlords by bringing back Will Guzzardi’s rent control bill

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Breaking down the proposed Illinois Rent Control Act Part 3

Rent control will hurt landlords throughout Illinois. This article focuses on the rent control boards and their duties and powers

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Breaking down the proposed Illinois Rent Control Act Part 2

proposed Illinois landlord tenant legislation SB3512 attempts to impose rent control

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Breaking down the proposed Illinois Rent Control Act Part 1

Let’s Read this Proposed Law Together UPDATE: These provisions track with the newly introduced (Feb 9, 2019) House Bill 2192 introduced by State Representative Mary E. Flowers. This post is the very first in a series of articles that will … Continue reading

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Amended version of Illinois Rent Control Act leaks…

I. Am. Shocked. I have been writing recently about the efforts to impose rent control on landlords in Illinois.  I think this is a topic of the utmost importance to landlords, real estate investors, real estate agents, and mortgage brokers.  … Continue reading

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What will Illinois Rent Control Boards Look Like?

Tenants to get upper hand in fixing rents Would you let your children determine how much allowance they get?  Would Apple let you choose your price for a flashy new iphone?  No?  Well, if the Illinois State Senators (Mattie Hunter … Continue reading

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What happened at the rent control meeting?

As I mentioned a few days back, there was a meeting in downtown Chicago of the Illinois Special Senate Committee on Housing to discuss rent control legislation.  So what happened?  Predictable things happened.  Community organizers and tenants’ rights advocates filled … Continue reading

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