2021 Illinois Legal Updates and Case Law Summaries

2021 Illinois Community Association Legal Updates Several changes in 2020 Illinois case law have impacted the management of condominium, homeowner (HOA), and townhome community associations. Below is an amended summary our law firm has compiled with implications of these legal updates. Since 1983, KSN has focused our practice on community association law (condominium, homeowner, townhome), landlord/tenant law, and the cooperative form of ownership. Additionally, we represent clients in business matters including real estate transactions, collections, and property tax appeals. We have four Chicagoland office locations, serving thousands of clients and communities throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Our attorneys are also licensed in Arizona, Florida, and Missouri. ksnlaw.com


Cook County RTLO – Passed 1/28/2021

Applies to all Cook County suburbs that do not have an ordinance that meets the standards under Sec. 42-801(D). This applies to a Condominium Association renting out units, Sec. 42-802(7).

Chicago Shared Housing Ordinance Amendment – Passed 9/9/2021

Makes a number of changes to the Shared Housing Ordinance including, a prohibition one day rentals, registration with the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, increased registration fee, and a number of increased penalties for violation of the ordinance.

SB154 – Amendment to the Housing Authorities Act – Public Act 102-0283

Amends the Housing Authority Act to include new rules regarding pets in multifamily rental housing unit that is 500 square feet or larger and has been acquired, constructed, or rehabilitated with any money from the Trust Fund after January 1, 2022 and that was designated for affordable housing for low and very low-income families.

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