Our motto is: "Tenants' rights before property rights."
We are an organization which advocates for residential renters.
Chicago Tenant Rights - We serve those who rent in apartment buildings, condos, or houses in the City of Chicago, Cook County, or elsewhere in the suburban metropolitan area.
Whether the tenant has a problem with a landlord who does not make repairs or has been served a summons to go to court, tenants need to know their legal rights.
Residents of Chicago and Evanston are governed by a Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO) and residents of Mount Prospect by the Residential Landlord and Tenant Regulations. Tenants living anywhere else are governed only by state law. You do not need to be a lawyer to read the law, but you do need someone experienced to help you exercise your rights under the law.
Besides advice, we provide four services to tenants:
Full time professionally trained staff assist tenants when they call. Our executive director is a licensed Illinois attorney and has been serving tenants since 1980.
Please call us for a personal consultation at (773) 478-1133.
Appointments with a tenant counselor are available Monday through Saturday.
If you have any questions or would like more information, or to discuss your rights please contact us (773) 478-1133, email us, or use our online request form.