City of Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance
Municipal Code Title 5, Chapter 12
5-12-170 Summary Of Ordinance Attached To Rental Agreement
The commissioner of the department of housing shall prepare a summary of this chapter, describing the respective rights, obligations and remedies of landlords and tenants hereunder, and shall make such summary available for public inspection and copying. The commission shall also, after the city comptroller has announced the rate of interest on security deposits on the first business day of the year, prepare a separate summary describing the rights, obligations, and remedies of landlords and tenants with respect to security deposits, including the interest rate as well as the rate for each of the prior two years through public service announcements to all radio and television outlets broadcasting in the city. (Amendment effective June 30, 1997) A copy of such summary shall be attached to each written renal agreement when any such agreement is initially offered to any tenant or prospective tenant by or on behalf of a landlord and whether such agreement is for a new rental or a renewal thereof Where there is an oral agreement, the landlord shall give to the tenant a copy of the summary.
If the landlord acts in violation of this section, the tenant m terminate the rental agreement by written notice. The written notice shall specify the date of termination no later than 30 days from the date of the written notice. If a tenant in a civil legal proceeding against his landlord establishes that a violation of this section has occurred, he shall be entitled to recover $100.00 in damages.
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