Chicago Renters' Resource Guide

The Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing created the Renters’ Resource Guide to assist you in understanding the legal remedies available under the Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO).

While this guide does not take the place of legal advice, knowledge is power! The more you know about your rights and responsibilities, the sooner you can recognize a potential problem and take appropriate action. The remedies provided in the RLTO were designed and intended for use by non-lawyers, but if you are involved in a lawsuit as a result of a landlord dispute, you should consult an attorney immediately.

NOTE: Chapter 8: The Eviction Process has been updated and replaced by our Renters' Guide to Eviction Court