I only have one unit. Why does the ordinance apply to me?
Laws regarding rental properties and eviction proceedings can be complicated. Most small property owners operate their rental unit as an investment and may not have the background, information, or experience that would assist them in preventing or dealing with problems on their property. The village has had several cases related to rental condos or rental single-family homes where drug sales, criminal gang activity (including drive-by shootings), and severe nuisance problems that adversely impacted the quality of life in the neighborhood have occurred, and the property owner was unaware or unable to quickly or effectively resolve the matter. One has no way of knowing if the next renter will become a nightmare for you and the community. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program can help you be prepared to prevent problems or be ready to quickly and effectively deal with problems should they occur.

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1. I only have one unit. Why does the ordinance apply to me?
2. Why is the seminar four hours long and what will I learn?
3. I understand this seminar is mandatory. It is difficult for me to attend the one whole session for 4 hours
4. I live out of state. How do I attend or obtain material?
5. I own more than one unit in the village. Do I need to fill out an application for license for each unit or each building?
6. Does the ordinance require a criminal background check for rental applicants?
7. Does the ordinance require me to evict a tenant for one criminal incident?
8. Doesn't the ordinance promote discrimination or profiling?
9. How can I be held responsible for the actions of my tenant?
10. Will my rental license be suspended or revoked any time a crime happens?