City Publishes Problem Landlords List

The City of Chicago’s Building Department has published its first “problem landlords” list on its website. The city plans to update the list twice a year of those that have been found to be liable in two or more administrative hearings within a two-year period, and have at least three serious building code violations. Problem landlords won’t be able to access business licenses, zoning changes, acquire city land or receive city financial assistance or obtain any building permits that are unrelated to fixing problems at their buildings. The list includes the addresses for 45 buildings, owned by 59 individuals and corporate entities. Source: Chicago Tribune