Posts tagged "Housing Rights"

Seven Facts About the Housing Crisis

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Unless you’ve been under a rock, you have heard of the housing crisis facing American families, but many people don’t know what this crisis means exactly. Here are some hard numbers that I hope bring this housing crisis home to those lucky enough to be able to have one. The value of U.S. homes have... Read more »

Know Your Rights: Housing Discrimination

I have talked previously about rights Chicagoans have as tenants, but what about the rights Chicagoans have as they try to become tenants? This post will help explain what, if any, discrimination is allowed when a Chicagoan tries to find housing. Firstly, any person that manages in any manner a public accommodation (own, lease, etc.)... Read more »

Know Your Rights: Tenant & Landlord Remedies (Part 3 of 3)

So, there’s been an issue with services or the building is not up to code, here are some remedies that can be taken to fix the issues. Tenant Remedies For minor defects, such as refusing to fix a broken doorbell, the tenant has the right to Send a written request to the landlord asking for... Read more »

Know Your Rights - "My Security Deposit Gains Interest?" and Other Monetary Rent Rights (Part 2 of 3)

In my previous post, I talked about some of the basic rights you as a tenants and your landlord have. Today, I will talk about monetary rent rights for both of the above categories. When a tenant pays a security deposit the landlord must give him/her a receipt that includes the owner’s name, the date... Read more »

Know Your Rights: The Basics for Tenants and Landlords (Part 1 of 3)

If you live in Chicago, you are more likely to rent than own your place of residence. Over 60 percent of the city rents, but chances are many don’t know all the rights they are entitled to as a renter. The city has an official ordinance in effect that covers several rights and obligations for... Read more »
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