An important element of the new ordinance is the crime free provisions. Owners are required to have tenants sign a crime free addendum as part of the lease. The Village has a standard form that must be used which can be obtained from the Property Standards Division or on the Village website.
The mandatory addendum makes it a violation of the lease for any tenant or invitee of the tenant to engage in violent or drug related crimes or to use the leased premises for such purposes. The Police Neighborhood Standards Officer and Village of Skokie Corporation Counsel's office will assist landlords in addressing tenant issues regarding the violation of the addendum and nuisance activity that may lead to the eviction of a tenant.