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Record #: SO2013-1645   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 3/13/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 4/10/2013
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 5-16 concerning utility cost disclosures
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 5 - Housing & Economic Development - Ch. 16 Disclosure of Heating Costs to Tenants
Attachments: 1. O2013-1645.pdf, 2. SO2013-1645.pdf
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Chapter 5-16 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken and inserting the language underscored, as follows:
DISCLOSURE OF HEATING UTILITY COSTS TO TENANTS
5-16-010 Lease - Disclosures and acknowledgment required - Acknowledgment-Exceptions. 5-16-020 Applicability Reserved.
5-16-030 Utility to providcAcquisition of information required to he disclosed.
5-16-040 Newly converted units—Estimates to be provided Reserved.
5-16-050 Sale or transfer - Disclosures required - Exceptions.
5-16-060 Administration.
5-16-070 Penalties.
5-16-080 Severability.
5-16-010 Lease - Disclosures and acknowledgment required - Ackno\v4e<4gfflen4 Exceptions.
(a) A building or dwelling unit owner, or agent thereof, shall not execute an oral or written lease, contract to lease, or accept any money or other valuable consideration in an application for an oral or written lease for a dwelling unit which is primarily heated by natural gas or electricity and in which utility service for heat is individually metered to the dwelling unit and the tenant is directly responsible to the utility company for paying the cost of heating costs are the responsibility of the tenant without disclosing to the tenant or applicant in written form:
That the cost of heating shall be the responsibility of the tenant; and
The projected average monthly annual cost of utility service from the utility providing the primary source of heat based on energy consumption during the most recent annual period of continuous occupancy by one or more prior occupants, current or expected rates, and normalized weather, as calculated by the method approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission previous twelve months.
Further, subject to the penalties provided in Section 5 16 070 herein, no building or dwelling unit owner, or agent thereof, shall execute a written lease ...

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