Your Guide has been helping a friend who is both an IT consultant (his day job) and an apartment investor (his retirement program) develop a program to help landlords and leasing agents schedule showings for apartments all
One of our regular readers wrote to ask: Do you have any advice (guidelines) for me when you have 2 tenants that are always complaining on each other? The biggest problem I have is that it is
Your Guide accompanied an appraisal at a Bucktown Three Flat this morning. During the course of giving notice to the current residents of the building the question was raised whether the building was for sale? And what
The City of Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO) requires the City Comptroller to set the rate of interest to be paid on security deposits held by landlords. The rate is calculated annually based on a
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A reader wrote: Thanks for your article “Series: Getting started with Chicago Investment Property. Part 3.” Very good info there. I am new to the rental market; I have a condo unit in Chicago to rent; I
This question posed to your guides seemed oddly well timed considering the topics of our recent posts. A writer asks: Am I obligated to allow my landlord to show my unit while my lease is still valid?
Part 4 – Move-in Day. Once the unit is prepped and ready for move-in, several things should occur before you hand over the keys. If any forms are left to be signed, get them signed before you
Taking an application and lease Personally, when I take a lease application, I require all the paperwork, and all the money, paid up front. There are several musts when someone rents your apartment: 1. They fill out