While it’s within a landlord’s right to choose a no-pet policy, it is essential to note that assistance animals, which include both service animals and emotional support animals, are not pets, and cannot be flatly refused. As such, tenants who request a “reasonable accommodation” for their assistance animal, either verbally or in writing, must be … Read More ›
According to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey, 68% of U.S. households own a pet. As a landlord, that means that adopting a no-pet policy for your rental units could result in a loss of over half of your prospective tenant pool. So how can you protect your property, but remain competitive in the rental … Read More ›
“A Lease Above the Rest” – Attorney Wendy Durbin breaks down the essential components of a residential lease agreement, with emphasis on items required by the infamous Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance. (31 min).
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If you are a landlord in the city of Chicago, then you probably know how crucial a strong lease agreement is to your success. This is the second of a two-part article series intended to provide an overview of necessary lease addendums; and highlight those that are required by the infamous Chicago Residential Landlord and … Read More ›