Tag: IDFPR

More enforcement capability for new Illinois Division of Real Estate

More enforcement capability for new Illinois Division of Real Estate

Chicago's rental services have a long history of advertising abusively on Craigslist and in other venues in flagrant violation of a number of provisio ...
Working with these agents is like eating flies

Working with these agents is like eating flies

A tipster forwarded me the latest mugshot of Jerome Bressert, a rental services agent who was recently arrested in DuPage County on a domestic bat ...
Leasing agent works 16 months on 120-day permit

Leasing agent works 16 months on 120-day permit

Rent Here Realty's Chardonnee Cunningham has five glowing reviews at Yelp, the most recent from two weeks ago. The earliest of the remaining four, ...
On Zillow, Trulia and hotpads, almost every rental service ad is illegal

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

The headline makes a broad but defensible claim, and one that reflects grossly indefensible behavior on the part of Zillow, Trulia and hotpads. ...
Apartment Savvy doubles down on dumb law-breaking

Apartment Savvy doubles down on dumb law-breaking

The Illinois Real Estate License Act makes it illegal for real estate brokers to run blind ads, i.e. ads that don't include the brokerage name, an ...
State slaps $10K and $25K fines on Chicago rental agents

State slaps $10K and $25K fines on Chicago rental agents

The most recent summary of disciplinary actions (pdf) from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) includes the follo ...
Rental service pirates invading the suburbs

Rental service pirates invading the suburbs

A tipster alerted me to a development that's worrisome to suburban landlords, and ought to concern tenants also. City-based rental services have b ...
Is it finally handcuffs time for Exchange Apartment Finders?

Is it finally handcuffs time for Exchange Apartment Finders?

As far back as November 2000 Exchange Apartment Finders was fined for practicing real estate without a license and ordered to obtain one. We've found ...
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