Heat & Other Essential Services – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
What are essential services?
Heat, running water, hot water, electricity, gas,and plumbing.
Who is responsible for …

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Security Deposits – Interest Rates

Interest Rates for leases begun in the following years:
2009 0.12%
2008 1.26%
2007 1.68%
2006 1.71 %
2005 1.01%
2004 0.42%
2003 0.52%
2002 0.83%
2001 3.10%
2000 2.71%
1999 2.63%
1998 3.38%
1997 3.42%
1987-7/1/1997 5.00%
[Note: These are the interest rates for the city of Chicago only]
To …

Security Deposits – FAQ

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
Do I have to tell my landlord I am moving if I have a written lease?
No. Your …

Evictions – FAQ

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
What must my landlord do if he/she wants to have me evicted?
She must file a lawsuit …