Q. I am thinking about buying a condo in Chicago in which many renovations have been done to the plumbing and electric. If the renovations were done to the condo 5-8 years ago, would there have been City of Chicago permits issued if the work was done in accordance to the codes? 

Would these permits still be on record with the City?

A. Generally, the City's Department of Buildings maintains permit records and issues permits.  The City once

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We hired an exterminator but we still have a rodent problem. What else can we do?

Q: Rats live in the parking lot of our building, and have done damage to the wires of vehicles parked there.  Our board has hired an exterminator for the past 7 years. What else can we do about the rodent problem?

Are all not-for-profits tax exempt?

Q: Our condo association is a not-for-profit.  Does this mean we are tax exempt?