Tag: Landlords

The 2016 list of Chicago’s best landlords

The 2016 list of Chicago’s best landlords

Note: Consult our more up-to-date 2017 list. The City of Chicago publishes a list of problem landlords, and updates it twice a year. The list h ...
In Lincoln Park, apartment finders are for apartment losers

In Lincoln Park, apartment finders are for apartment losers

If you're looking for an apartment in Lincoln Park and working with an apartment finder a/k/a locator a/k/a rental service, you are absolutely cer ...
When rental service agents show up unannounced

When rental service agents show up unannounced

As the rental season kicks into high gear Chicago tenants can expect to have rental service agents barging into their apartments without prior not ...
A list of Chicago’s best landlords

A list of Chicago’s best landlords

The City of Chicago recently published a list of Chicago's worst landlords, and plans to update it twice a year. The list has no properties in the ...
Start your Lakeview apartment hunt with landlords

Start your Lakeview apartment hunt with landlords

When you're searching for an apartment in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, Craigslist and rental services are likely to prove a time-consuming, fr ...
domu is a must-visit site for Chicago’s small landlords

domu is a must-visit site for Chicago’s small landlords

Small to medium-sized Chicago landlords should check in periodically at domu's blog and Advice for landlords page. The site is an excellent source ...
A Chicago landlord’s advice re rental services

A Chicago landlord’s advice re rental services

A recent comment contains a lot of solid advice for small landlords on how to deal with Chicago's piratical rental services. Here's a lightly-edit ...
These developers are liars, cheaters and scammers

These developers are liars, cheaters and scammers

The following comment has been sent to our trash bin: "Avoid Avoid Avoid! [Name redacted] are liars, cheaters, and scammers! Run away!" The ...
When and under what conditions can rental agents show your apartment?

When and under what conditions can rental agents show your apartment?

Unannounced and short-notice showings are one of the most common complaints that tenants have about landlords and the rental services they employ to r ...
Major Chicago landlords act to clean up Craigslist ads

Major Chicago landlords act to clean up Craigslist ads

YoChicago recently launched the Craigslist Apartment Cleanup with a goal of eliminating illegal rental service ads, which we estimate to be 95% of ...
How landlords can support the Craigslist Apartment Cleanup

How landlords can support the Craigslist Apartment Cleanup

The Craigslist Apartment Cleanup is a campaign to eliminate the repetitive bait-and-switch ads placed on Craigslist by rental services / apartment ...
YoChicago launches YoRents, online speed-dating for renters and landlords

YoChicago launches YoRents, online speed-dating for renters and landlords

Looking for an apartment in Chicago? Have you ever placed an apartment-wanted ad on Craigslist and wondered whether any landlords would see it? Di ...
Typical Chicago apartment rental policies

Typical Chicago apartment rental policies

First-time Chicago renters are often clueless about what to expect in the way of fees and policies when they set out to rent an apartment. Their c ...

Don’t act on agent-placed ads with no broker named in them

An individual by the name of Michael Gutierrez has been and is running multiple ads in the Housing Wanted section of Craigslist, claiming he's in need ...
How Chicago landlords can eliminate the Craigslist bedbug infestation

How Chicago landlords can eliminate the Craigslist bedbug infestation

Almost everyone who has searched for an apartment in Chicago recently knows that bedbugs – also known as apartment rental services and finders – h ...
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