Chicago apartment laws for tenants with rats, leaks, and flooding

This short animation provides a brief summary of rights for Chicago tenants who rent at apartments or condos or a house that is covered by the Chicago Residential Landlord & Tenant Ordinance (RLTO) when a tenant wants to withhold rent to pay for an exterminator, or to fix a leak, or if the tenant needs to break their lease because of a more serious problem like fire, flooding, or other casualty that renders the premises unfit for living. But remember, if the damage to your apartment was caused by you or people you invited over, you can't deduct from your rent or terminate the lease because of that!

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