Real Estate Transactions To Discriminate Based On Source of Income
Aims to make it easier for low-income families to find housing by declaring that it is a civil rights violation for any person engaging in real estate transactions to discriminate based on source of income.
The new Illinois real estate rental checking tenant law for 2023 can be a challenge, but there are other ways to make sure you have a good person or persons renting your property.
There are many great sources to check a person character on how well they are a renter and make a sound decision in choosing the right renter for your property.
Chicago adds parental status and source of income as protected classes in 2023. The city of Evanston and the city of Naperville also add protections for source of income as a protected class in 2023.
The Illinois Fair Housing Act extends protections against discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, domestic violence victims, and pregnancy. It also adds protections for perceived members of the disabled, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and individuals who are associated with disabled persons.
Old Laws That Are Important For Illinois Landlords
Public Act 097-0470: The Landlord and Tenant Act is amended by adding Section 15 as follows: After a dwelling unit has been vacated and on or before the day that a new lessee takes possession of the dwelling unit, the lessor shall change or rekey the immediate access to the lessee’s individual dwelling unit. This Act took effect January 1, 2012.
Source: Bills Going Into Effect In 2023 | Illinois Senate Democrats | 102nd General Assembly https://www.illinoissenatedemocrats.com/images/PDFS/2022/bills-taking-effect-2023.pdf