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Illinois Court Issues Major Ruling Against BJB Properties in CRLTO Case

By Rusty Payton | Published on April 10,2013 at 11:20AM

On March 27, 2013, the First District Illinois Appellate Court issued an opinion against a Chicago area landlord for alleged violations of the Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance. The case is important because it was brought as a class action, meaning the landlord could suffer damages equal to one month's rent for each and every violation of CRLTO during the two year class period. Plaintiff filed class action complaint alleging that defendant landlord violated Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance by failing to disclose to tenants City Building Code citations as to their apartments and common areas, in the 12 months prior to their leases. Termination of the lease and surrender of the premises to the landlord are not required to recover the greater of one month's rent or actual damages when a landlord, after receiving the required statutory written notice, failed to provide tenant with notice of Code violations.  Here is link to the opinion.


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