Owner occupied buildings, and other exclusions from the Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance

This short animation provides a brief summary of rights for Chicago tenants under the Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO). Section 5-12-010 says the Ordinance applies to all residential rental agreements in the city. But Section 5-12-020 excludes some rentals (in favor of those landlords). Most notorious is the exclusion of rentals in buildings with 6 or fewer units that are also owner occupied. That exclusion is illustrated here, including the example of a condo, a coach house, and a unit in a building "occupied" by it's owner's downstairs business. Other exclusions are also described, including college dorms, hotels and bed and breakfast stays of under 31 days, hospitals, old age homes, and renters who do work for the landlord in exchange for their tenancy.

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