City of Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance
Municipal Code Title 5, Chapter 12

5-12-040 Tenant Responsibilities

Every tenant must:

(a) Comply with all obligations imposed specifically upon tenants by provisions of the municipal code applicable to dwelling units;

(b) Keep that part of the premises that he occupies and uses as safe as the condition of the premises permits;

(c) Dispose of all ashes, rubbish, garbage and other waste from his dwelling unit in a clean and safe manner;

(d) Keep all plumbing fixtures in the dwelling unit or used by the tenants as clean as their condition permits;

(e) Use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and other facilities and appliances, including elevators, in the premises;

(f) Not deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair or remove any part of the premises or knowingly permit any person on the premises with his consent to do so; and

(g) Conduct himself and require other persons on the premises with his consent to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb his neighbor’s peaceful enjoyment of the premises.

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