Laws are constantly changing in the real estate industry. We need to stay active on Real Estate Legislation to make sure that we comply with new laws, and work with legislators to make the laws fair for all.
CCIA promotes a strong ethical standard in the Real Estate Industry. We work to make sure that investors and property owners have a voice whenever possible, promoting fair and balanced legislation. Real Estate Investors need to join and support associations like ours. Your contributions allow our association to fight for you to limit the impact of unfair laws and promote more responsible legislation on housing.
CCIA is a Chapter of The National REIA. National's legislative council is our advocate in Washington, DC. National REIA shares information relevant at the state and local level.
CCIA is also a Founding Member of The Illinois Rental Property Owners Association - (IRPOA). IRPOA's Political Action Committee is a leading advocate for rental property owners and investors in Springfield, and offers a platform for investors in groups around the state to work on local issues.
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2021 Eviction Procedures
Because of the rapidly changing laws and rules regarding evictions, it is critical to hire a professional at this time! CCIA offers several Legal Resources in our Services Directory.
2021 Sealing of Eviction Records
HB-2877 Official Document (Passed 5/17/21)
Provides that certain new provisions concerning sealing of court files in a residential eviction action apply until August 1, 2022. Contains provisions for: the sealing of a court file in a residential eviction action; emergency sealing of a court file in a residential eviction action during the COVID-19 emergency and economic recovery period.
Cook County Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance - RLTO
Just Housing Cook County
FAQs for Tenants
FAQs for Housing Providers
JUST Housing Amendment - Definitions
Rules effective 12/31/19: JUST Housing Rules
PROPOSED - Just Cause Eviction Ordinance
Current version of the Proposed Just Cause Eviction Ordinance
What is the proposed Just Cause Eviction Ordinance about? Here are 3 key points:
1) Right to Keep Renting or be Paid to Move!
2) Right to Cure Eviction - up to 14 days after the eviction order 3) Registration - Proposed registrations - with fees of course.
Several New Laws took effect January 1, 2020. Visit www.ilga.gov to read the details.
Real Estate Investors, Landlords & Renovators... you must be aware of legislation 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.
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.
The 2021 Illinois security deposit interest rates remain unchanged at .01%
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
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