Chicago Apartment Place, Inc.
Secure Online Residential Lease Application


Non-Refundable Application Fee: $150.00 per Applicant
(payable at the end of this application with any major credit card)

Thank you for choosing Chicago Apartment Place, Inc. for your apartment rental needs. 

As part of your application for tenancy you need to fill out the proceeding background questionnaire so that the company can conduct a background check. We verify your current employment, your current and past rental and eviction history, and run a full credit report. As part of that process, you will need to electronically sign an Authorization to Release Consumer Information form ("Authorization Form") consenting to these checks. This Authorization Form will allow Resident Research, LLC, to verify the information you provide and share its results with Chicago Apartment Place, Inc. 

Each proposed occupant (18 years or older) must complete and submit their own application and pay the non-refundable application fee.

Co-signers, if necessary, must complete and sign a Co-Signer Application and submit a $100.00 non-refundable application fee.  The Co-Signer Application can be completed online by visiting

The questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.  It is important that you complete the application in its entirety and submit a clear copy of your photo ID.  If you do not, we will not be able to process the application successfully.  We recommend that you double check the information you provide for completeness and accuracy to ensure there is no delay with your application. Once you place the order, you will not be able to modify or change it.  Applications submitted through this online portal take approximately two (2) to three (3) business days to process. 

An associate from Resident Research, LLC may contact you for additional information during the verification process. Please respond promptly so the background verification can be completed as quickly as possible so as not to delay the approval process. 

A submitted application does not guarantee a rental agreement or lease.  The following additional requirements must be met in order to remove a rental unit from the market:

-Applications and paid application fees from any other applicants, including co-signers (if any).

-Non-refundable move-in fee of $100.00 per bedroom paid in full.

-First month’s rent paid in full.

-Fully initialed and signed lease by all applicants, including co-signers (if any).

It is our policy to provide equal housing opportunity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, source of income, or any other characteristics protected by law.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 773-472-3713 or by e-mail at  If you need any assistance while filling out the application you may also contact our background screening agency, Resident Research, LLC, at 800-566-2320 or by e-mail at