Landlord / Tenant Rights

landlord-tenant-lgRenting or leasing is already an expensive task for both landlords and tenants. Particularly, the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance is in effect to outline landlord obligations and to protect tenants.  There may be many issues to address, and it is important to speak with an experienced attorney to ensure that your questions are answered and that you are treated fairly.

We can help you find answers to all of the following questions and more:

If you are a tenant:

  • How can I get my security deposit back?
  • How can I legally break my lease?
  • What do I do if my landlord never paid interest on my security deposit?
  • What are my options if my landlord withheld some of my security deposit without a valid reason?
  • What are my options if my landlord demands to enter my property?


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If you are a landlord:

  • When can I withhold monies from the security deposit?
  • When do I have to pay interest on a security deposit?
  • How can I legally break the lease?
  • How can I legally enter my rental?
  • Does the lease I am using violate the RLTO?
  • How can I draft a lease which does not violate the RLTO?
  • I violated the RLTO, what do I do now?

At Garofalo Law Group, our lawyers will work with you to fully explore your circumstances and to provide you with options that address the specific needs of you and your family. We understand that renting and/or leasing can be frustrating and we want to help ensure that your rental process goes as smoothly as possible.