City of Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance
Municipal Code Title 5, Chapter 12
5-12-100 Notice of Conditions Affecting Habitability.
Before a tenant initially enters into or renews a rental agreement for a dwelling unit, the landlord or any person authorized to enter into a rental agreement on his behalf shall disclose to the tenant in writing:
(a)Any code violations which have been cited by the City of Chicago during the previous 12 months for the dwelling unit and common areas and provide notice of the pendency of any code enforcement litigation or compliance board proceeding pursuant to Chapter 13-8-070 of the municipal code affecting the dwelling unit or common area. The notice shall provide the case number of the litigation landlord the identification number of the compliance board preceding and a listing of any code violations cited.
(b)Any notice of intent by the City of Chicago or any utility provider to terminate water, gas, electrical or other utility service to the welling unit or common areas. The disclosure shall state the type of service to be terminated, the intended date of termination, an whether the termination will affect the dwelling unit, the common area or both. A landlord shall be under a continuing obligation to provide disclosure of the information described in this subsection (b) throughout a tenancy. If a landlord violates this section, the tenant or prospective tenant shall be entitled to remedies described in Section 5-12-090.
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