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Roaches! Not for the first time, not for the last time.

We have a roach infestation in our new apartment. Ha ha ha. What's a good gameplan? Is it weird that I've accepted it? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Sep 28, 2013 - 13 answers

Looking for an apartment in Hyde Park

I recently accepted a job at the University of Chicago, and my husband and I are looking to move to Hyde Park in early August. What are some resources that can help us with our apartment search? [more inside]
posted by rebel_rebel on Jun 14, 2013 - 19 answers

Moving to Chicago. Help?

Where to live, what am I overlooking, huge step and pivotal moment in my life. I need to know where to look for apartments for rent in Chicago in a safe, student friendly neighborhood that won't cost a fortune. [more inside]
posted by lunastellasol on Apr 19, 2013 - 25 answers

Making Sure I Get the Security Deposit Back

Just moved into a new apartment. YAY! The apartment is in terrible shape. Boo. Our move-in condition form has the following clause, "I understand that the management company has also performed an inspection of the property, including digital photographs of all areas, and said report will prevail in any instances of conflicts." They will not show me their inspection report. How do I ensure that theirs doesn't say that everything is fine, and we get dinged for a whole ton of stuff that's already bad. Jurisdiction: Chicago. [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Apr 2, 2013 - 14 answers

Apartment hunting with a mold allergy (Chicago)

I have a rather serious mold allergy. How should I go about finding a mold-free (or almost mold-free) apartment in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by randomname25 on Sep 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Kind of maybe moving, Mr. Landlord

Job opportunity has quickly come up in new city, but nothing settled. Would have to be there October 1 though, what do I tell landlord? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2012 - 5 answers

I am considering a position at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) main campus. Where in Chicago should I live?

Where in Chicago should I live if I take a position at the Illinois Institute of Technology? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Apr 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Like window shopping, but with real estate.

What new condo or apartment developments can we go look at in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Apr 5, 2011 - 4 answers

How should we go about removing mold in apartment?

Moldy is fine in my hockey bag, but not in my apartment. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on Jan 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Help my student worker move to Chicago.

I need help finding a place to live in Chicago (asking for a friend). [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Dec 7, 2010 - 12 answers

Once again checking to see if I'm an idiot.

Will I be able to sublet my Chicago (Pilsen) apartment, or does it suck? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Nov 15, 2010 - 8 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

Help me indentify this crap behind my fridge and oven.

I pulled out my fridge in my apartment and found all this stuff behind it. It's also behind my oven. What is it? [more inside]
posted by tenaciousd on Aug 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Apartment leasing agent needed

Can anyone recommend an apartment rental agent or broker for someone trying to rent out an apartment in Evanston? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Feb 20, 2010 - 5 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

How close can I get to downtown Chicago for $900/month in rent?

How close can I get to downtown Chicago for $900/month in rent? [more inside]
posted by pitseleh on Jan 24, 2010 - 13 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

F*%$ing agent

ChicagoApartmentFilter: What leasing agent/company/broker/other should we use for finding an apartment in Chicago? Any other tips or tricks we should be aware of? What we're looking for below the jump. [more inside]
posted by ohio on Jun 18, 2009 - 15 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 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

Have you used Chicago Apartment Finder?

Does anyone have any experience with Chicago Apartment Finders? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Apr 1, 2008 - 12 answers

Step-by-step apartment hunting in Chicago

I'm looking for the Chicago version of this answer to NYC apartment hunting. [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Feb 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Get us the HELL outta here!

My fiance got mugged two nights ago in Chicago. Now what? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Nov 21, 2007 - 34 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

Spider ID?

What kind of spider is here, hanging out above my bed? I would guesstimate that from leg to leg the guy you see there is probably 1.5"-2". Is it the somewhat hard to identify brown recluse (who isn't even supposed to be native to Chicago)? Will I die? How best can I kill it from a distance? I am staying awake anxiously awaiting your answers! [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Aug 7, 2007 - 32 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

How can I find housing in a city I've barely visited?

[Chicago Filter] Moving to Chicago in June. Start work 2 days later. No time to go to Chicago before the move. What's the best way to find an apt? (Everyone on CL wants to meet me first, which isn't possible.) [more inside]
posted by moooshy on Apr 28, 2007 - 17 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

Should I stay or should I go?

A new management company has taken over my apartment building, and my lease is up. Should I stay where I am, or should I start looking for a new apartment? [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan on May 23, 2006 - 9 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

A room of our own

Apartment hunting in Chicago: what resources should I be utilizing, and what questions should I be asking? [more inside]
posted by aiko on Jul 21, 2005 - 11 answers

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