Category Archives: Rent

Major amendment to Rent Control Preemption Repeal Bill

HB116 seeks to repeal the Illinois Rent Control Preemption Act and replace it with a system allowing referendums to vote in favor of rent control

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File a witness slip against rent control law

Oppose Rent Control Landlords who are not in favor of the repeal of the law prohibiting the imposition of rent control by local governmental bodies should file yet another witness slip in opposition to HB116 – House Committee Amendment 1.  … Continue reading

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Renewed Rent Control Threat

Illinois House Bill 116 seeks to repeal the Illinois Rent Control Preemption Act is bad for landlords in Chicago and suburbs

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Details of Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago Eviction Moratorium

UPDATE: the City has released the official text of the ordinance The Mayor asked you landlords to give tenants some grace.  She is now imposing grace upon you.  So much for your housing solidarity pledge.  Apparently, you landlords can’t be … Continue reading

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Update on SB3066

Covid-19 Legislation stalls This was a hard-fought battle.  The tenants’ rights advocates are blaming the money paid to state representatives by the real estate industry, but just as likely was in-fighting between City and suburban legislators about how much relief … Continue reading

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SB3066 Amended AGAIN – Likely to go to a vote tonight (see UPDATE inside)

Rep. Delia Ramirez has filed another amendment to the proposed SB3066 “COVID-19 Emergency and Economic Recovery Renter and Homeowner Protection Act”.  I am hearing that this was done to resolve some of the complaints about the law.  I am also … Continue reading

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What is in SB3066 that is bad for Illinois Landlords?

What’s Wrong Here? Obviously, there is quite a bit of activity going on today (5/22/20) regarding SB3066.  This law has it all – rent cancellation, government control of landlords, eviction moratorium, and eviction sealing.  This is going to HURT housing … Continue reading

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YES, ANOTHER CALL TO ACTION as Rep. Delia Ramirez zigs and zags

Somehow, Representative Delia Ramirez has filed an amendment (HFA2) to a SENATE bill known as SB3066.  We had been waiting for Senator Robert Peters to file this.  So, what happened?  Yesterday’s hearing on the house bill probably didn’t go so … Continue reading

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URGENT: House Executive Committee Set to Vote on Bill to Cancel Rent at 10am today

UPDATE: THIS LINKED CALL TO ACTION IS MORE IMPORTANT ON 5/22/20 This morning (5/21/20) at 10am, the State House of Representatives Executive Committee is going to be voting on the very anti-landlord House Bill 5574 Amendment 1 sponsored by Rep. … Continue reading

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Mayor Lightfoot expected to propose Covid-19 related landlord tenant ordinances

Big week for new legislation at City Hall? We’ve heard that in addition to the Covid-inspired rent forgiveness statute proposed by Rep. Ramirez (and a similar provision likely to be proposed in the Illinois Senate), it is likely that there … Continue reading

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