We are an organization which advocates for residential renters firmly rooted in the belief that tenant rights come before property rights.
We serve those who rent in apartment buildings, condos, or houses in the City of Chicago and suburban Cook County.
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 offering advice over the phone, we focus on helping tenants break their leases and in eviction proceedings.
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) 388-5888.
Appointments with a tenant advocate are available Monday through Saturday.
If you have any questions or would like more information, or to discuss your rights please contact us (773) 388-5888.
Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ItuIL and read more about our organization at wwww.tenant.org