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Building Code Violations

City Of Chicago Building Code Violations

Have you been cited by the City of Chicago with code violations? Dealing with Building Code Violations can be frustrating, time-consuming and expensive. Let Bradford Miller Law, P.C., deal with the City. We will work with them to get the violations dismissed and/or get you ample time to fix the violations without being fined over and over. And we will attend the administrative hearing on your behalf so you do not have to take time off work. By the way, if you have already paid a fine, it does not mean the violations will go away. You will still need to comply with the City of Chicago Building Code. The City will send out another inspector to your property and will fine you over and over again.

Avoid the hassle by calling attorney Bradford Miller at Bradford Miller Law, P.C.

Defenses To Chicago Building Code Violations

It shall be a defense to a building code violation adjudicated under this article, if the owner, manager, person exercising control, his attorney, or any other agent or representative proves to the administrative law officer that:

  1. The building code violation alleged in the notice did not in fact exist at the time of the inspection resulting in the notice;
  2. At the time of the hearing on the issue of whether the building code violation does or does not exist, the violation has been remedied or removed. This subsection (b) shall not create a defense to a person or entity that is an architect, structural engineer, contractor or builder who has been charged with a violation of Section 13-12-050 or Section 13-12-060 of this Code. However, for violations of Sections 13-196-400 through 13-196-440 of this Code, it shall be a defense under this subsection only where the violation has been remedied or removed within seven days of service of notice of the building code violations as provided under Section 2-14-152;
  3. The building code violation has been caused by the current building occupants, or the most recent occupants who have been evicted within 30 days of the date of the notice of building code violations, and that in spite of reasonable attempts by the owner, manager or person exercising control to maintain the building free of such violations, the current or evicted occupants to caused the violations;
  4. An occupant or resident of the building has refused entry to the owner or his or her agent to all or a part of the building for the purpose of correcting the building code violation.

The lawyers at Bradford Miller Law, P.C., can deal with the City of Chicago so you do not have to. If you have been cited by the City of Chicago for a violation of the building code, call attorney Bradford Miller at 312-238-9298 for a FREE 15-minute consultation. For your information, we are located downtown at 134 N. LaSalle, Suite 1040, Chicago, IL 60602.

Contact The Firm

Bradford Miller Law, P.C.
10 S. LaSalle
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-238-9298
Toll Free: 312-815-6637
Fax: 312-379-3163
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