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Encountering Move-In Fees?

posted Jul 25, 2014, 11:16 AM by Laura Hoover
When confronted with move-in fees, there is often a question of whether these fees are refundable or not. Some consider these fees to be similar to a security deposit or prepaid rent; however, they are not. The RLTO does provide for regulation of move-in fees and the Court's have declined to treat move-in fees the same as security deposits and prepaid rents. If your move-in fee is labeled as "nonrefundable", the Courts will not require your landlord to return it to you.

Steenes v. Mac Property Management, LLC, 2014 IL App (1st) 120719 (July 23, 2014) Cook Co., 3d Div. (PUCINSKI) Affirmed.

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