Lawrence v. Regent Realty Group, Inc. et. al. (197 Ill. 2d 1, 9-10 (2001)) is the grand poo bah of Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance lawsuits. Sure, there were others that came before it, but Lawrence opened the floodgates to a generation of attorneys who have great success in making landlords pay for simple little violations of the CRLTO.
Nationwide, landlords are facing a new, costly, and evolving challenge to their rental business. Con artists are running a number of scams targeting unwary landlords. Although the scam will vary from situation to situation, the scammers will rent out a landlord’s property by posing as the landlord or the landlord’s agent.