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Landlord-Tenant Handbook - Property Standards

Landlords are required to keep their building in a livable condition. The following items are among the responsibilities required under Village of Oak Park law:

  • Buildings must be solid and in good condition
  • Foundations, walls and roofs must be water tight
  • Property must be exterminated to prevent mice, rats, insects and other pests
  • Smoke alarms must be provided, although the tenant is required to replace the batteries
  • Hallways and stairways must be lighted
  • Windows and outside doors must be in good condition;
  • Boilers, furnaces and chimneys must be in good working condition
  • Stairways, floors and hallways must be clean and functional
  • Plumbing and pipes must be in good working condition
  • Electric wires and circuits must be in good working condition
  • Toilets, sinks, tubs and showers must be in good working condition
  • Supply hot and cold water
  • Supply sufficient heat
  • Prevent the collection of stagnant water
  • Provide adequate ventilation and light
  • Provide screens for windows during the warm months