Landlord/Tenant Issues

Whom do I contact if I have a housing problem and I am living in University housing?

What do I need to know about chicago's landlord tenant law if I am living off campus?

What is the Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance and when does it apply?

The Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance ("Chicago RLTO") is an ordinance that provides a number of important rights and obligations for tenants and landlords. For more information, click on the link below.

What is renter's insurarnce? Should I buy it?

Renter's insurance assures you that you are protected against the damage or loss of personal property when you rent an apartment or a house. In determining whether or not you need renters insurance, the questions you need to ask yourself include how much would it cost to replace your belongings if they were damaged or stolen, and can I afford to replace them without having renters insurance? The following links describe the importance of having renter's insurance.


The relationship between landlord and tenant arises from an agreement called a lease by which one party occupies the real estate of another with the owner's consent.

What are the types of leases and how may they be terminated?

What are the major lease provisions I may encounter?

What are the customary security deposits I can expect to pay?

Can I sublet my premises?

What may happen if I do not pay my rent?

The following link provides answers to the above questions.