What Chicago’s rental services won’t tell you

It’s been two and a half years since we first published a list of twenty-five things Chicago rental services won’t tell you but that you need to know if you’re working with one.

The abusive practices that the rental services a/k/a apartment finders a/k/a apartment locators routinely engage in haven’t changed much over decades. The rental services industry has grown over the years as rents have risen, making commissions more lucrative, and as renters have become less self-reliant in finding their next home.

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