For years, the Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO) has put landlords and housing providers at a disadvantage. Alderman Brian Hopkins is sponsoring O2021-1911, which amends the current, outdated RLTO adopted in 1986. The new amendments bring basic fairness to the legislation without stripping tenants of their rights.
Ordinance O2021-1911 will:
- help landlords avoid large penalties for what are usually minimal, accidental violations with the introduction of a cure period
- provide judges discretion when judgments are rendered
- allow electronic distribution of leases, lease riders and required City of Chicago addendums (a much-needed update for the digital age!)
- provide gender neutrality throughout the Ordinance
This call for action is particularly important if your alderperson is:
- Pat Dowell, 3rd Ward
- Gregory Mitchell, 7th Ward
- Michelle Harris, 8th Ward
- Marty Quinn, 13th Ward
- Raymond Lopez, 15th Ward
- David Moore, 17th Ward
- Walter Burnett, 27th Ward
- Scott Waguespack, 32nd Ward
- Carrie Austin, 34th Ward
- Anthony Napolitano, 41st Ward
- James Cappleman, 46th Ward
HOW CAN I TAKE ACTION?
We’ve made it easy for you. Click here to take two minutes and send a note to your Alderperson. Let them know this amendment needs a fair hearing!
By doing so, you are protecting our industry. Don’t wait.