Cook County RTLO: A Discussion on Compliance and Property-Level Implementation
The Cook County Residential Tenant and Landlord Ordinance ("RTLO") became effective June 1, 2021. The landmark ordinance, passed by the Cook County Board of Commissioners in January, changes the landscape of property management in Cook County. Perhaps most notably, residential leases in suburban Cook need to be evaluated immediately for compliance, and revised as necessary.
- What is now prohibited?
- What disclosures are required?
- What should property managers be aware of in terms of lease forms?
CAA encourages any regional managers and property managers dealing with the ordinance in Suburban Cook County to attend.
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Jessica Ryan joined Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit in 2001 and became a principal of the firm in 2011. As head of the Landlord/Tenant Department, she has extensive experience in assisting landlords and property managers with rental property issues, including: evictions, building code violations, construction defect litigation, third party, tenant, and vendor disputes, and lease or contract review to confirm compliance with state statutes and local ordinances. She has a wide-range of experience in landlord/tenant litigation and is well-versed in the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO)
David Barhydt is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of David K. Barhydt and has been representing clients in the apartment industry since 1989. His boutique law practice focuses exclusively on residential landlord-tenant law, and his firm represents tens of thousands of professionally managed multi-family units in the Chicagoland area, including suburban Cook County, and the collar counties. David serves on the CAA’s Legislative Committee and has been closely involved with the many federal, state and local legislative developments over the past year related to the impact of Covid-19 on the apartment industry. David also serves as counsel to the NAA for it’s Click N Lease product in Illinois. He is a frequent presenter on the topic of residential landlord tenant law.