Coach House Owner-Occupied (Chicago)

By Matthew A. Quick In light of the recent holding in Berven v Marquette National Bank & Trust, No. 1-08-3296 (1st Dist. Aug. 11, 2009) (Cunningham) (Cook County). A coach house that is considered incident to an owner-occupied building (which means it passes under the same title as an owner-occupied dwelling) is "owner-occupied" within meaning of the Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance of City of Chicago. Thus, it is exempt from the Ordinance's provisions. Any building included within the definition of landlord's dwelling unit is considered "owner-occupied" within meaning of Ordinance's exclusions.