Why does the City require rental licenses?
The City’s rental licensing program ensures that all who live in West Chicago—whether they are renters or owners—reside in safe and sanitary conditions as required by the City’s Code. The Code has minimum standards for light, ventilation, space, heating, sanitation, safety from fire and other hazards and sanitary maintenance. Landlords further benefit from the licensing requirement to obtain an annual rental inspection because their rental property investment is better protected over the long term.
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