Chicago, IL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Illinois

Q: My landlord raised my rent a year ago.She said she was doing this to everybody in the building.But she only did it to me

I found out this after asking other tenants in the building without even saying anything about my situation. I know how much there rent was already because Iv been living in the building the longest. And when I asked it was the same as her asking price when I moved in . Yet my rent was raised.. What can I do

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Swati S. Desai
Swati S. Desai
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Lincolnshire, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It depends on your lease and the reason for the rent increase.

I would recommend you see an attorney and have her review your lease to see if you have a cause of action.

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