City of Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance
Municipal Code Title 5, Chapter 12
5-12-010 Title, Purpose and Scope
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance”, and shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its purposes and policies.
It is the purpose of this chapter and the policy of the city, in order to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare of its citizens, to establish the rights and obligations of the landlord and the tenant in the rental of dwelling units, and to encourage the landlord and the tenant to maintain and improve the quality of housing.
This chapter applies to, regulates and determines rights. obligations and remedies under every rental agreement entered into or to be performed after the effective date of is chapter for a dwelling unit located within the City of Chicago, regardless of where the unit is made, subject only to the limitations contained in Section 5-12-020. This chapter applies specifically to rental agreements for dwelling units operated under subsidy programs of agencies of the United States and or the State of Illinois, including specifically, programs operated or subsidized by the Chicago Housing Authority an or the Illinois Housing Development Authority to the extent that this chapter is not in direct conflict with statutory or regulatory provision governing such programs.
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