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Letter for Terminating Tenancy Heat and/or Essential Services Can only be used by residents of buildings covered by the

Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance and only under circumstances where the apartment is "not reasonably fit and habitable". Please note that NOT all Chicago renters are covered by the RLTO. Please see our brochure on Heat & Essential Services for more information.

______________________(Date) ____________________________(Landlord Name) ____________________________ (Address) ____________________________ Dear _____________________________(Landlord or Manager),

This notice is to inform you of a serious problem in my apartment. Since, ________________ I have been without and/or lacking sufficient [state here exact problem and the part of apartment affected by problem.] I would like you to correct this problem immediately so that I might enjoy the full use of my apartment These problems make my apartment not reasonably fit and habitable and are violations of the Chicago Residential Landlord-Tenant Ordinance, Ch. 5-12-100 (f) and my lease agreement. Therefore, I am requesting that you remedy this problem within 72 hours. Otherwise, under the law, my lease will terminate at the end of that 72 hours period. I will then vacate the premises within 30 days thereafter. Please keep in mind that according to the CRLTO, Ch 5-12-150, A landlord is prohibited from retaliating by terminating or threatening to terminate a tenancy, increasing rent, decreasing services, bringing or threatening to bring an eviction action, or refusing to renew a lease agreement. Please inform me as to how you intend to correct this problem. I can be contacted at: ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Thank you. __________________________(Your Name) __________________________(Address) __________________________ cc: Metropolitan Tenants Organization Remember to make copies and send by certified mail or with confirmation of receipt to your landlord.
This letter published by the Metropolitan Tenants Organization, 2150 S. Canalport Suite 2B2 Chicago, IL, (773) 292-4988.

CARTA EJEMPLAR PARA TERMINAR SU CONTRATO DE ARRENDAMIENTO SOLO PARA RESIDENTES EN EDIFICIOS CUBIERTOS BAJO LA ORDENANZA RESIDENCIAL ENTRE PROPIETARIO E INQUILINO EN CHICAGO

_______________ (Fecha)

____________________(Nombre del Dueno) ____________________(Direccin)

Estimado Dueo o Propietario: En esta carta se encuentra una lista de los problemas en mi apartamento y o edificio. ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

Estas condiciones hacen que mi apartamento no sea razonablemente adecuado para ser habitado. Y son violaciones de la Ordenanza Residencial Entre Propietario e Inquilino en Chicago (o de mi contrato de arrendamiento). Si usted no arregla todos los problemas dentro de los prximos 14 das dar por terminado mi contrato de arrendamiento, as como es mi derecho bajo la ordenanza. Me mudare del apartamento a partir de 30 das del da en que termine mi contrato.

Sinceramente,

______________________(Su nombre) ______________________(Direccin) ______________________ cc: Agencia Comunitaria


RECUERDE DE MANTENER UNA COPIA DE LA CARTA PARA USTED Y ENVIAR LA CARTA POR CORREO CERTIFICADO, CON COMPROBANTE DE RECIBO.

Metropolitan Tenants Organization 2150 S. Canalport Suite 2B2 Chicago, IL,


(773) 292-4988.