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Record #: O2017-6485   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 9/6/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 5-12 by modifying various sections of Residential Landlord and Tenants Ordinance regarding landlord access to dwelling unit, building security, and tenant immigration status
Sponsors: Mell, Deborah, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Moreno, Proco Joe, Hopkins, Brian , Dowell, Pat, King, Sophia D., Sawyer, Roderick T., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Cardenas, George A., Foulkes, Toni, Moore, David H., Curtis, Derrick G., Munoz, Ricardo, Solis, Daniel, Maldonado, Roberto, Taliaferro, Chris, Reboyras, Ariel, Santiago, Milagros, Waguespack, Scott, Austin, Carrie M., Villegas, Gilbert, Mitts, Emma, Napolitano, Anthony V., Smith, Michele, Tunney, Thomas, Arena, John, Cappleman, James, Osterman, Harry, Moore, Joseph
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 5 - Housing & Economic Development - Ch. 12 Residential Landlords & Tenants
Attachments: 1. O2017-6485.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
SECTION 1. Section 5-12-010 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken and inserting the language underscored, as follows:
5-12-010 Title, purpose and scope.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance", and shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its purposes and policies.
It is the purpose of this chapter and the policy of the city, in order to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare of its citizens residents, regardless of immigration status, to establish the rights and obligations of the landlord and the tenant in the rental of dwelling units, and to encourage the landlord and the tenant to maintain and improve the quality of housing.
This chapter applies to, regulates and determines rights, obligations and remedies under every rental agreement for a dwelling unit located within the City of Chicago, regardless of where the agreement is made, subject only to the limitations contained in Section 5-12-020. This chapter applies specifically to rental agreements for dwelling units operated under subsidy programs of agencies ofthe United States and/or the State of Illinois, including specifically programs operated or subsidized by the Chicago Housing Authority and/or the Illinois Housing Development Authority to the extent that this chapter is not in direct conflict with statutory or regulatory provisions governing such programs.

SECTION 2. Section 5-12-050 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows
5-12-050 Landlord's right of access.
A tenant shall not unreasonably withhold consent to the landlord to enter the dwelling unit:
To make necessary or agreed repairs, decorations, alterations or improvements;
To supply necessary or agreed services;
To conduct inspections authorized or required by any government agency;
To exhi...

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