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Chicago’s dirtiest dozen rental services – Rent Proactive is #1

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You’ll find scores of sleazy rental services on YoChicago’s do-not-call list. In the coming weeks we’ll single out twelve of them – the dirtiest dozen – for special attention. Our criteria for inclusion in the dirtiest dozen are somewhat arbitrary. Our goal is to document Chicago rental services’ extensive illegal online behavior and seek meaningful ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 2, 2013

On Zillow, Trulia and hotpads, almost every rental service ad is illegal

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The headline makes a broad but defensible claim, and one that reflects grossly indefensible behavior on the part of Zillow, Trulia and hotpads. Chicago’s apartment rental services, also known as locators and finders, are independent of the properties they advertise. They often have no business relationship whatsoever with those properties, and run ads that are ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 26, 2012