Landlord Resources

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 37 percent of REALTORS® own a secondary property. An even greater number of REALTORS® are involved in property management or count landlords, investors or property managers among their clients. The resources below will help REALTORS® who are involved in rental leasing.  

In a recent legal update, Legal Hotline Attorney, Anneliese Fierstos answers a frequently asked question: Can I be a REALTOR® and a property manager “on the side?”

Landlord News

Tools and Resources for Rental Laws and Regulations

Cook County Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance (RTLO)  

Cook County Just Housing Amendment (JHA) 

Source of Income Protections 

More Information

Take Action!

Despite growing consumer demand for residential rentals, housing providers are faced with persistent threats and stubborn misconceptionsTake action to help stop harmful regulations and policies: 

  • Sign up for the REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts: Text message to alert you on the most critical issues and allow you to email your elected officials in just a few clicks. Text the word “REALTORS” to the number 30644.
  • Real Property Alliance – Consumer resources for protecting private property rights. 
  • Rent Control: Learn how rent control would impact Chicago’s housing market, share fact sheets and content with your clients and consumers.  

Want access to all the resources on this page? Become a REALTOR® 

With a growing number of rules and regulations around rental properties, more property investors and landlords are becoming REALTORS®. Illinois REALTORS® Real Estate Education offers pre-license courses to become a REALTOR® and continuing education (CE) courses focused on rental leasing and property management: 

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