Official 2017 Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (CRLTO) Separate Summary

IN ADDITION to providing the RLTO Summary (when you sign a lease or renewal lease in Chicago, written or oral), a Landlord or Landlord’s Agent has an obligation under Chicago RLTO Section 5-12-170 to provide a one (1) page RLTO Separate Summary.  The official, sealed, current version from the City of Chicago for 2014 is below. Chicago landlords MUST provide their tenants with this one (1) page Separate Summary, even if you do not have a security deposit. If this official document is not provided, tenants can legally terminate their rental agreement and sue for $100.00 plus reasonable fees and costs pursuant to RLTO Section 5-12-170.

The Separate Summary makes tenants’ and landlords’ rights and remedies known under the Chicago RLTO and undoubtedly helps the parties make an informed choice about renting in Chicago (even in the absence of a security deposit a landlord shall provide this).

Pursuant to Chicago RLTO Section 5-12-170, tenants that fail to receive the official, current, 2014 Separate Summary (see above page) may legally terminate their rental agreement and recover $100.00. Often times, Landlords use their own forms for the Separate Summary which may contain outdated information – Beware!

If you want to know more about the Chicago RLTO Summary provisions contact Aaron Krolik today to make a consultation at his loop location. Aaron Krolik also represents and counsels Chicago’s landlords including evictions and lease drafting.