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Record #: SO2020-3449   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 6/17/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees and Rules
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 5-12 and 13-72 to further regulate landlord requirements for just cause evictions, tenant relocation assistance and notice requirements for evictions and rental rate increases (Draft Substitute)
Sponsors: Taliaferro, Chris, La Spata, Daniel , Taylor, Jeanette B. , Rodriguez, Michael D., Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Cardona, Jr., Felix , Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Martin, Matthew J. , Hadden, Maria E.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 5 - Housing & Economic Development - Ch. 12 Residential Landlords & Tenants, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 13 - Building & Construction - Ch. 72 Condominiums
Attachments: 1. SO2020-3449.pdf, 2. O2020-3449 (V1).pdf, 3. O2020-3449.pdf
SECTION 1. Section 5-12-020 of the 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 of this chapter:

(a) Dwelling units in owner-occupied premises containing six units or fewer; provided, however, that Sections 5 12 130(j) 5-12-135. 5-12-136. 5-12-137, 5-12-138. 5-12-140. 5-12-160. and 5-12-195 shall apply to every rented dwelling unit in such premises within the City of Chicago;

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
£gQ Sections 5-12-135. 5-12-136, 5-12-137. and 5-12-138 shall not apply to dwelling units in properties owned by the Chicago Housing Authority or to Qualified Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Properties within the meaning of Section 5-14-010 et seg. ofthe Chicago Municipal Code (the Protecting Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Properties Ordinance), who, pursuant to Section 5-14-050, either receives a relocation assistance fee or a renewal or extension of their rental agreement

(h) A landlord who claims that a dwelling unit is exempt from governance of this chapter shall so prominently state on the face of anv rental application and the rental agreement.

SECTION 2. Section 5-12-030 of the 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:

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
(b) "Landlord" means the owner, agent, lessor or sublessor, mortgagee in possession, court appointed receiver or master, or the successor in interest of any of them, of a dwelling unit or the building of which it is part. Provided, howeve...

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