Evanston Residential Landlord & Tenant Ordinance

 

 
 

Security Deposit Rights Lawyer

         The Evanston Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (ERLTO) predates the Chicago RLTO.  The Evanston RLTO does share some features of the Chicago RLTO, and also contains the state's only 21-day security deposit return and accounting rule.  This is the timeline Wisconsin residents are used to.  The ERLTO also requires landlords to account in writing even for rent they are withholding from the security deposit of a tenant.  This is not required statewide. 

 

    Evanston renters of a duplex, townhouse, apartment, condo, or single  family home may email attorney Silverman for a free initial review of their Evanston landlord - tenant situation and rights.

 

SECTION

 

5-3-1

5-3-2
5-3-3-1

5-3-3-2

5-3-3-3

5-3-4-1

5-3-4-2

5-3-4-3

5-3-4-4

5-3-5-1

5-3-5-2

5-3-5-3

5-3-5-4

5-3-5-5

5-3-6-1

5-3-6-3

5-3-6-4

5-3-6-5

5-3-6-6

5-3-7-1

5-3-7-2

5-3-7-3

5-3-7-4

5-3-7-5

5-3-7-6

5-3-8-1

5-3-8-2

5-3-8-3

5-3-9-1

5-3-9-2

5-3-10

5-3-11

5-3-12-1

5-3-12-2

5-3-12-3

5-3-12-4

5-3-12-5

 

   RATES

        TITLE

 

Title, Purpose and scope

General Definitions; Principals of Interpretation

Rental Agreement: Terms and Conditions of Lease

Effect of Unsigned or Undelivered Rental Agreement

Prohibited Provisions in Rental Agreements

Tenant Obligations:  Maintain Dwelling Unit

Rules and Regulations

Access

Tenant's Use and Occupancy of Dwelling Unit

Landlord Obligations:  Security Deposits

Disclosure

Maintain Fit Premises

Limitation of Liability
Lead Disclosure Requirements

Landlord Remedies:  Noncompliance with Lease

Abandonment; Subleases

Waiver of Landlord's Right to Terminate

Remedy After Termination

Disposition of Abandoned Property

Tenant Remedies: Noncompliance by Landlord

Failure to Deliver Possession

Self Help For Minor Defects and Rent Withholdings

Wrongful Failure to Supply Essential Services

Landlord's Noncompliance as Defense to Action for Rent

Fire or Casualty Damage

Holdover; Abuse of Access:  Holdover Remedies

Landlord and Tenant Remedies for Abuse of Access

Notice of Refusal to Renew Rental Agreement

Retaliatory Conduct

Civil Actions by City

Attachment of Chapter to Rental Agreement

Condominium Conversions

Interruption of Tenant Occupancy

Exclusions

Fines

Civil Remedy

Tenant's Right to Terminate

 

Evanston's Security Deposit Interest Rates (same as Chicago)

5-3-1: TITLE, PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

(A)Short Title: This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ORDINANCE.

(B)Purpose And Declaration Of Policy: It is the purpose of this chapter and the policy of the city, in order to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens, to establish rights and obligations of the landlord and the tenant in the rental of dwelling units and to encourage the landlord and the tenant to maintain and improve the quality of housing.

(C)Construction Of Chapter: This chapter shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its purposes and policies.

(D)Scope:

1. Territorial Application: This chapter applies to, regulates and determines rights, obligations and remedies under a rental agreement, wherever made, for a dwelling unit located within the city.

2. Exclusions: Unless created to avoid the application of this chapter, the following arrangements are not governed by this chapter:

a. Residence at a public or private medical, geriatric, educational or religious institution;

b. Occupancy under a contract of sale of a dwelling unit if the occupant is the purchaser;

c. Occupancy in a structure operated for the benefit of a social or fraternal organization; or

d. Transient occupancy in a hotel or motel. (Ord. 19-0-75)

e. Occupancy in a cooperative apartment by a shareholder of the cooperative. (Ord. 114-0-89)

 

 
 

Title 5 Chapter 3 of the Municipal Code of Evanston