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LANDLORDS - MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD TO OPPOSE - Rent Control

Meetings of The Committee of the 100th GENERAL ASSEMBLY Special Committee on Housing were recently held in Rockford & Chicago.  Jane Garvey and other Pro Landlord Leaders, along with CCIA Members attended these hearings.  We need to keep our opposition to lifting the ban on Rent Control in front of our politicians.  Here is Jane's Open Letter to the Committee:  Download Open Letter .


Crain's Chicago Business -Post Hearing Story

Article: Illinois Affordable Housing Crisis

Contact Jane Garvey if you have any questions:  630-858-4663


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EPA - Lead laws

Landlords & Renovators... you must be aware of the laws regarding led.  The EPA has an extensive website to guide you.  Lead Safety & Outreach Materials.


CONTRACTORS:  Learn about the RRP Program Requirements & where you can get trained.  Details


Federal Law requires owners of pre-1978 housing to give the "Protect  Your Family From Lead" booklet to prospective tenants before a lease is signed.  Get your Copy Here.

City of Chicago Bed Bug Information

The City of Chicago is committed to providing residents with the best  information to protect themselves from bed bugs.  Go here to find out more information about the ordinance.

New 2018 Lease & Security Deposit Interest Rates

The Chicago residential lease has been updated for 2018 with the new  security deposit interest rates. Ensure you are using the new lease,  which is editable, available here.

Illinois Fair Housing

Illinois is one of many states with its own fair housing law. If you're renting your units, your tenants are covered by the Fair Housing Act  or FHA, a federal law that protects both existing tenants and  prospective tenants from illegal housing discrimination. LANDLORDS:  You must be educated on this!  Read More

Property Flipping & FHA Loan Rules - 2018

What do you need to know about property flipping and FHA home loan  rules? The first thing to know is that flipping is addressed in the FHA  loan handbook, HUD 4000.1 and there are measures in place to discourage  the practice!  Read More