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Table of Contents
5-12-010 Title Purpose Scope
5-12-020 Exclusions
5-12-030 Definitions
5-12-040 Tenant Requirements
5-12-050 Landlord Access
5-12-060 Denied of Access
5-12-070 Maintenance
5-12-080 Security Deposits
5-12-081 Interest on Deposits
5-12-082 Interest Rates
5-12-090 Owners and Agents
5-12-095 Foreclosure Notice
5-12-100 Habitability Notice
5-12-110 Tenant Remedies
5-12-120 Subleases
5-12-130 Landlord Remedies
5-12-140 Rental Agreement
5-12-150 Retaliatory Conduct
5-12-160 Occupancy Violation
5-12-170 Summary Attached
5-12-180 Attorney's Fees
5-12-190 Rights under Law
5-12-200 Severability


Municipal Code of Chicago

Chapter 5-12

Residential Landlords and Tenants

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Section 5-12-140 Rental Agreement

Except as otherwise specifically provided by this chapter, no rental agreement may provide that the landlord or tenant:

(a) Agrees to waive or forego rights, remedies or obligations provided under this chapter;

(b) Authorizes any person to confess judgment on a claim arising out of the rental agreement;

(c) Agrees to the limitation of any liability of the landlord or tenant arising under law;

(d) Agrees to waive any written termination of tenancy notice or manner of service thereof provided under state law or this chapter;

(e) Agrees to waive the right of any party to a trial by jury;

(f) Agrees that in the event of a lawsuit arising out of the tenancy the tenant will pay the landlord's attorney's fees except as provided for by court rules, statute, or ordinance;

(g) Agrees that either party may cancel or terminate a rental agreement at a different time or within a shorter time period than the other party, unless such provision is disclosed in a separate written notice;

(h) Agrees that a tenant shall pay a charge, fee or penalty in excess of $10.00 per month for the first $500.00 in monthly rent plus five percent per month for any amount in excess of $500.00 in monthly rent for the late payment of rent;

(i) Agrees that, if a tenant pays rent before a specified date or within a specified time period in the month, the tenant shall receive a discount or reduction in the rental amount in excess of $10.00 per month for the first $500.00 in monthly rent plus five percent per month for any amount in excess of $500.00 in monthly rent.

A provision prohibited by this section included in a rental agreement is unenforceable. The tenant may recover actual damages sustained by the tenant because of the enforcement of a prohibited provision. If the landlord attempts to enforce a provision in a rental agreement prohibited by this section the tenant may recover two months' rent.

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