Why Property Management in Aurora, IL is Easier

Here is why Property Management is easier in Aurora, IL

For those that have owned rental property for 5+ years, especially when performing property management in Aurora, IL, the answer is simple…


However, in order to screen your applicants, you need a solid foundation to assist you with screening your tenants. While our office tends to prefer the services of www.rentapplication.net, there are several platforms to assist landlords in making sure the tenant who occupies their home will not be the tenant that destroys their home.

So, what if a local community assisted landlords in their screening process by deterring criminals with felonies from living in particular community?

At the same time, what if that same community deterred landlords that deferred safety and habitability repairs on their rental property to be reprimanded for having tenants live in unsafe conditions?

How Aurora, Illinois Property Standards plays into the screening process…

Well, Aurora, Illinois city government, along with other city governments in the Chicagoland area that are considered to be “home rule” tend to fall towards self-governance (to a mild degree) and have the ability to establish rules and regulations when it comes to establishing safe communities.

Property Standards Registration Fee and Inspection

This typically looks like an annual registration fee to allow the landlord to rent their home, an inspection of the rental property, and proof that criminal background checks were performed on all applicants 18+ years of age.

Tenant National Felony Background Checks

By performing these “background” checks or at least pretending to perform the background checks, this deters tenants that may create trouble (so long as they have had a felony on their background) from living and applying in the community.  And…Aurora, IL is no exception. Having implemented this policy years ago, tenant applicants with criminal backgrounds tend to focus on neighboring communities in terms of a place to live.  Thus, more attractive tenants live in Aurora, IL than neighboring communities.

Inspection of Rental Property for Safety Issues

Furthermore, scumlord landlords that expect to run their property into the ground also are deterred from buying in the Aurora, IL community.  The reason being…the City of Aurora Property Standards department won’t let them run a rental home with safety and habitability issues without being scolded.  This means repairs must happen within 30 days, or if a seasonal dependant repair, be rectified the following spring/summer season.

For property managers, this means homes in better repair and tenants that have gone

through their own screening process to make the job easier.

While this doesn’t mean that Aurora, Illinois is this mecca of perfect tenants and landlords, it does mean that there is some justification to have rental home regulations in place at a Village level. At the same time, one notable drawback is that tenants with felonies on their background may be excluded from participating in a community they want to live in and are “pushed” to a neighboring community.

We are interested in learning what experiences you have had as a landlord or property manager in communities with rental regulations is place. Leave your comment or opinion, below, and teach us what you know.


  • We worked with Sean and Chicagoland Realty Group to identify quality tenants for a townhouse in Oswego Illinois and would highly recommend his services. It was a challenging situation with us living across the country. Sean and his team were excellent in every aspect. He very quickly identified a pool of high quality tenants from which to select and seamlessly managed the background checks, lease paperwork, deposits and move in process. Sean and his team kept us informed throughout and we had dream tenants secured within weeks of first engaging Chicagoland Realty.

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    March 27, 2017
  • We used Sean and his property management company in Wheaton Illinois for 3 years and would highly recommend his services. He was fantastic at bringing us multiple rental offers within one week of listing the property. He preformed the background/credit checks on all potential renters and helped us sort through them to find the best applicant. All communication we had with Sean was flawless during the entire time we had our home for rent. We lived in a different state from where our rental was located and never had to worry that our home was not being looked after. Sean's company is the go to in the area if you want a quality rental management company.

    thumb Michael Hoppe
    August 6, 2015
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    thumb Wesley Salmons
    October 3, 2015
  • My townhouse was managed by Chicagoland Realty Group for the last three years and they also were the realtor that sold the property. Overall, Sean runs a very good team - his staff is efficient and attentive. Issues brought up by the renter was addressed in a timely fashion and I was kept in the loop in every case. I highly recommend Chicagoland Realty Group to manage all of your properties.

    thumb Lousymouse
    September 6, 2014
  • I have worked with Sean for 3 years and he always find my tenants for my condo. He provides me with advise before making my decisions. He keeps me informed of any issues in a timely manner.

    thumb Anita Diaz
    September 26, 2015
  • We have been very happy with Sean and the team as they successfully helped us rent our home. The process has been easy and Sean has worked hard to help us as we were busy moving out of state and needed to sign paperwork electronically. We look forward to working with Chicagoland Leasing and Property Management in the future.

    thumb Natalie Noblitt
    October 28, 2013


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