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CCAR Sponsors Seminar on Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants

Free Seminar on Feb. 7th

The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® will host a seminar “Source of Income Overview and Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants” on February 7th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the CCAR headquarters office at 305 Burwash Avenue in Savoy.

Registration is required by Feb. 1.

Landlords, REALTORS® and other members of the community are invited to attend this informational and timely seminar featuring six expert panelists who will answer the most asked questions about housing choice vouchers, the new Source of Income law, the inspection process, the timeline of the eviction process and rights and responsibilities of renters.

“The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® is hosting this free event by providing landlords with critical information that can protect them against possible violations,” said PJ Trautman, president of the Champaign County Association of REALTORS®. “A new state law is now in effect that includes a new ‘Source of Income’ protected class under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Illinois law prohibits discrimination to any member of any protected class by refusing to engage in a real estate transaction, altering terms or conditions to deny or limit housing based on membership in a protected class, refusal to negotiate with a person in a protected class, or to represent that a property is not available to inspect, sell or lease to members of protected class.”

Panelists and topics include:
· Matt Rentschler, Illinois REALTORS® Legislative Attorney – Source of Income Law
· Temeka Couch, Champaign County Housing Authority –Housing choice vouchers; Housing Authority inspections
· Nick Hanson, City of Urbana – Urbana’s inspection process; rental registration; Landlord-Tenant ordinance
· Jason Atwood, Champaign County Deputy Sheriff – Timeline of the eviction process
· Jacob Ferguson, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid – Common advice for tenants
· Dane Amundson, Meyer Capel Law Firm – Common advice for landlords

To register for this event go online, visit the website, or contact the CCAR office at 217-356-1389.

The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® is a voluntary trade organization serving Champaign County and surrounding areas and is the leading resource for REALTOR® members and an advocate for homeownership and private property rights. The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® is an active participant in promoting equality and inclusion as longtime champions of fair housing with equal access to housing and opportunity for all. CCAR opposes discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, source of income, sexual orientation, gender identity, & national origin.
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