Has anyone used this for the city of Chicago? I'm debating between paying for this and customizing my own or using the free on through Chicago Association Of Realtors. I've played around with the one through EZ and there's state specific stuff and a couple of things pertaining specifically to Chicago, but I don't know which to use. Help?
@Gian Carnero -what form are you talking about? If a lease and you are in the city limits I strongly recommend the association one. That is compliant with the RLTO
You're correct, a lease. It looks like the EZ forms site lets you make your own while reminding you of the rules in IL, with some things specific to Chicago, and I like the idea of customizing it to my liking, which is why I was leaning that way. Would I be setting myself up for possible trouble in the future by doing so? Easier to stick to the basics?
Thanks for the quick response!
@Gian Carnero - I would read through the Chicago lease and make sure all of it is on the EZ form. There are a lot of disclosures and rules that are required by the RLTO
Have you tried the Community Investment Corporation Chicago? Their website has tons of free info including forms and a property management manual that is Chicago specific. Here is the link:
As @Brie Schmidt had said having all of the information that is required by the RLTO is something you don't want to mess with. In terms of customizing your lease you can add separate addendums for what you would like to also include in the lease but keep in mind that they have to not violate any of the rules in the RLTO if any do it won't matter if it's signed.
We have always used the Chicago association of realtors lease since it gets updated every year.
I use the form from the Association of Realtors as well. There are two things I really like about it:
1. It has all the information that RLTO requires
2. It's free.