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What Makes a Basement Apartment Legal in Chicago

When you’re searching for your next three flat in Chicago, it’s very likely you’ll come across some illegal basement apartments in your search.  This begs the question though, what makes a basement apartment legal?  Well, I’ve done some digging to help you understand generally what will make your basement apartment legal.  Not only will you have to comply with the City of Chicago Building Code but also Chicago’s zoning requirements. Egress:  In a two flat, three flat or four flat, …
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