Chicago Security Deposits Attorney
Cook County Landlord Tenant Lawyer
Has your landlord done this?
- Failed to return your security deposit after you moved out
- Failed to pay interest on your security deposit after you moved out
- Claimed property damage as reason for holding your security deposit
- Returned only a portion of your security deposit
At the Slater Law Group, we fight for the rights of tenants throughout the Chicago, Illinois, area. Specifically, we help tenants get their security deposits back. As a tenant you have rights under the Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO). A landlord in Chicago or Evanston cannot keep your security deposit for just any reason. There are certain requirements under these ordinances. We will make sure your landlord is following them and that your security deposit is justly returned.
With your security deposit on the line you want an attorney with the right knowledge, skills and experience. Our skilled Chicago attorney has more than 15 years of experience. We offer free initial consultations. Schedule yours today: email or call us at (312) 861-0042.
Get Your Security Deposit Back
In general, under the Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO), a landlord shall not keep your security deposit unless you owe unpaid rents after moving out or have damaged the property in some way. Even if a landlord believes he or she has just cause to hold your security deposit, they must notify you within 30 days and in writing. This notification must include the damages. If a landlord fails to do this, he or she must return your security deposit within 45 days. Every situation is different and we can discuss the specific details of your security deposit case and how we can help.
Free Initial Consultation
Tenant rights is one of the main focuses at our law firm. We offer free initial consultations for all new tenant clients. Email or call us at (312) 861-0042 to schedule an appointment. We are available weekdays from 9 am until 5 pm. Evening, weekend and off-site consultations can be arranged. Our office is located in downtown Chicago.