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Illinois Appellate Court rules on Move-In Fee

A recent Appellate Court decision upheld a lower court’s ruling that a “move-in” fee was neither a security deposit nor prepaid rent under the Chicago RLTO. In Althera Steenes v. MAC Property Management the plaintiff contended the “move-in” fee was “a disguised security deposit or prepaid rent” and subject to the RLTO provisions regulating such items. The Court disagreed and cited the fact that the lease addendum described the “move-in” fee as non-refundable and the amount (approximately half one-month’s rent) inadequate to be considered as security for any nonpayment of monthly rent.

Jessica Ryan of member Kovitz, Shifrin and Nesbit explains.

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