What about landlord’s rights?
I received from a friend a copy of an ordinance that one of the Chicago Alderman is apparently planning to present to the Chicago City Council on May 23, 2018. The ordinance appears to be penned by the tenant-friendly Lawyer’s Committee for Better Housing. Its contents are shocking. If you are a landlord, prepare to be shocked and awed as your property rights are whittled away. The law is known as the Good Cause for Eviction Ordinance. A text of the entire proposed ordinance, as believed will be introduced, can be found here. A number of other landlord-hostile cities have adopted ordinances similar to this one. The stated goal is to stabilize the community against greedy landlords. A position paper from the Lawyer’s Committee for Better Housing dated February, 2018 indicates that “If “housing is a human right,” then it begins with “security of tenure,” which promotes long-term neighborhood stability.” So what does this proposed law, in part, do?