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How to deal diplomatically with zealous environmentalist landlady?

Mrs. HeroZero and I just moved into a lovely new Chicago apartment about two months ago. However, our landlady (who lives on the third floor of this three-flat apartment building) has passionate environmentalist feelings. Though we share many aspects of her politics, it's made certain aspects of living here difficult. [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on Apr 20, 2014 - 18 answers

lawyer recommendations?

Looking for a good lawyer to deal with a landlord/tenant issue in the Chicago North Shore area. [more inside]
posted by january on Feb 9, 2011 - 2 answers

Either he spontaneously combusted or has become allergic to money.

I have my former roommate's security deposit. I don't know his new address. How do I get him the money slash how long do I have to keep trying to contact him before I'm allowed to give up and keep it for myself? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 20, 2010 - 35 answers

Can I somehow piggy back on my roommates rights to break the lease as of the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)?

One of my roommates is in the military, he just got noticed that he is going to be redeployed in May/June. Our other roommate recently moved out and we are subletting her room for her. The lease doesn't technically end until October 2010, but I would prefer to go earlier. Can I somehow piggy back on my roommates rights to break the lease as of the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Feb 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Apartment buying: because college housing is expensive.

I'm thinking of buying a cheap multi-bedroom apartment in the Chicago Hyde Park/north Woodlawn area to move into next year. I've never done anything like this before. Please give advice on how to search for and screen apartments and, if I went through with this, on the responsibilities I would face as resident and landlord. [more inside]
posted by flawsekno on Jan 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Breaking a lease and keeping the deposit?

Chicago Lease-breaking Filter: Advice for confronting a negligent landlord after the lease has been broken? [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Jul 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Landlord, give me my money back!

My previous landlord never returned my security deposit ($1,650) last autumn. I live in Chicago. Do I get an attorney (and if so how do I choose one) or do I take it to small claims court myself? What are the pros/cons of either approach? [more inside]
posted by allisonrae on Feb 23, 2009 - 12 answers

Recommend a decent property management company in Chicago, if you can.

Can anyone recommend a property management company in the Chicago area? I'm a would-be landlord. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Jan 29, 2009 - 3 answers

My building's bed-wetting problem

I returned home from a week-long vacation to discover a hole in the ceiling of my apartment and water dripping onto my futon. Should I ask my landlord to pay to replace my damaged furniture? Or, since I don’t have renter’s insurance, am I just out of luck? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jan 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Help us get our lazy landlord's attention

Chicago-Landlord-Filter: Help us craft a letter of complaint to our lazy landlord! [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Dec 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Should I sign a new year-long lease even though I know I'll be leaving early?

Should I sign a new year-long lease even though I know I'll be leaving early, or try to get my landlord to agree to a shorter term? [more inside]
posted by josh.ev9 on Aug 8, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me make a list of questions for prospective Chicago landlords!

I'm compiling a list of questions to ask prospective landlords when viewing their properties in Chicago next week. Help me make sure I'm asking everything I should be! [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Jun 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Should I take my landlord to court?

Landlord took 60 days to return security deposit (the max is 45 days), there has been no interest added to it, and she's taken a healthy chunk of money out for "repairs." This is in Chicago. Should I take her to court? [more inside]
posted by buriednexttoyou on Oct 31, 2007 - 22 answers

Any Chicago landlords I should avoid?

Have any Chicago mefites had experience with Hunter Properties, Acorn Management, Lake Front Management, Lee Street Apartment Rentals, or Water Tower Realty? Praise is as welcome as criticism. [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Jul 4, 2007 - 3 answers

Chicago Lawyers

ChicagoFilter: Seeking lawyer recommendations for landlord/tenant law in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by cajo on Jun 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Cheap but livable Chicago two bedroom

I'm moving to Chicago with my fiancé in August. We're looking for a two bedroom that we won't regret. Oh, and we're poor as hell. Is it even possible to find a two bedroom for less than $1,000? Inside is a list of more particular criteria. [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Apr 2, 2007 - 21 answers

Specific: Good Chicago apartment. General: Avoiding dumps when working kinda blind?

I'm looking for a good Chicago apartment and landlord ... and also, thoughts on how to practically avoid stinkers when you can't talk to and/or don't know the tenants. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 6, 2005 - 19 answers

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