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Episode 17: Legal Pitfalls to Avoid As A Chicago Real Estate Investor - With Bibek Das

Local real estate and commercial litigator, Bibek Das, has spent the last 20+ years educating and protecting Chicagoland investors and landlords. In this episode, Bibek drops a ton of knowledge (and NUGGETS!) to ensure you are running your real estate business appropriately.

This includes an overview of Chicago's Residential and Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO) (and what to know if you are a househacker), how to properly maintain security deposits, the difference between investing in an LLC vs your personal name, the lengthy eviction process of eviction in Cook County and the appropriate steps you must take as an investor, and the best way to handle cash for keys situations.

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Landlord tip of the day 3:55

Guest Introduction

What are some pitfalls landlords get into in Chicago? 8:35

Can you talk about some of the rules of security deposits in Chicago? 11:50

What are the pros/cons of a LLC vs investing in your name? 19:45

What are necessary steps to take when eviction is needed? 31:00

What is “cash for keys?” 36:50

Wrap Up

What is your competitive advantage? 44:20

What is one piece of advice you have for a new investor in Chicago? 46:30

What do you do for fun? 48:27

What is a good self development product you recommend? 49:30

Name one person in your network you’d recommend as a resource? 50:27

How can we get in touch with you? 51:25

Guest Name: Bibek Das

Guest Company: Das Law Ltd.

Guest Link:

Other Links for show notes:

Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance | Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance

Chicago Bar Association | The Chicago Bar Association: Home

Bill Egan | Bill Egan - Vice President of Mortgage Lending Chicago, IL 60654 | Mortgage Loan Expert

Bibek’s Email |

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