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Record #: SO2020-2862   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/20/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees and Rules
Final action: 7/22/2020
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 5-12 by modifying landlord notification requirements with varying time periods for rental termination or non-renewal notices for non-payment, allowing renters one-time right to cure before entry of eviction or possession court order
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Burnett, Jr., Walter, Hairston, Leslie A., Sawyer, Roderick T.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 5 - Housing & Economic Development - Ch. 12 Residential Landlords & Tenants
Attachments: 1. SO2020-2862.pdf, 2. O2020-2862.pdf
SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OFTHE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Section 5-12-020 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the text underscored, and by deleting the text struck through, 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 ofthis chapter:
(a) Dwelling units in owner-occupied buildings premises containing six units or fewer less; provided, however, that tho provisions of Soction Sections 5-12-130(i) and 5-12-160 shall apply to every rented dwelling unit in such buildings premises within the City of Chicago;

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

SECTION 2. Section 5-12-030 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the text underscored, and by deleting the text struck through, as follows:
5-12-030 Definitions.

Whenever used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:
(a) "Dwelling unit" means a structure or the part of a structure that is used as a home, residence or sleeping place by one or more persons who maintain a household, together with the common areas, land and appurtenant buildings thereto, and all housing services, privileges, furnishings and facilities supplied in connection with the use or occupancy thereof, including garage and parking facilities.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

(d) "Periodic tenancy" means a tenancy that continues for successive periods, whether month-to-month or otherwise, unless the landlord or tenant takes affirmative action to terminate the tenancy pursuant to this section.
{d)(e) "Person" means an individual, corporation, government, governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association or any other legal or commercial entity.

{e)(fl "Premises" means the dwelling unit and the structure of which it is a part,...

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