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Record #: O2015-5394   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/29/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 5-12-020 by excluding single-room occupancy buildings from provisions contained in Residential Tenants and Landlord Ordinance
Sponsors: Cardenas, George A., Brookins, Jr., Howard, Reboyras, Ariel, Moreno, Proco Joe, Sawyer, Roderick T., Santiago, Milagros, Munoz, Ricardo
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 5 - Housing & Economic Development - Ch. 12 Residential Landlords & Tenants
Attachments: 1. O2015-5394.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
SECTION 1. Section 5-12-020 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows;
5-12-020 Exclusions.
Rental of the following dwelling units shall not be governed by this chapter, unless the rental agreement thereof is created to avoid the application of this chapter:
Dwelling units in owner-occupied buildings containing six units or less; provided, however, that the provisions of Section 5-12-160 shall apply to every rented dwelling unit in such buildings within the City of Chicago:
Dwelling units in hotels, single-room occupancy buildings, motels, inns, bed-and breakfast establishments, roominghouses and boardinghouses, but only,until such time as the dwelling unit has been occupied by a tenant for 32 or more continuous days and tenant pays a monthly rent, exclusive of any period of wrongful occupancy contrary lo agreement with an owner. Notwithstanding the above, the prohibition against interruption of tenant occupancy set forth in Section 5-12-160 shall apply to every rented dwelling unit in such buildings within the City of Chicago. No landlord shall bring an action to recover possession of such unit, or avoid renting monthly in order to avoid the application of this chapter. Any willful attempt to avoid application of this chapter by an owner may be punishable by criminal or civil actions;
Housing accommodations in any hospital, convent, monastery, extended care facility, asylum or not-for-profit home for the aged, temporary overnight shelter, transitional shelter, or in a dormitory owned and operated by an elementary school, high school or institution of higher learning; student housing accommodations wherein a housing agreement or housing contract is entered into between the student and an institution of higher learning or student housing wherein the institution exercises control or supervision of the students; or student housing owned and ...

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