I live in Chicago Illinois where we have a pretty good landlord/tenant ordinance. My landlord gave me my lease to renew and stated that any plumbing problems need to be fixed at my expense 'unless they are beyond the tenants control'. I spoke to them about this and they stated that everything worked when I moved in so there is no reason that they should have to make repairs. Since it is, by ordinance, their responsibility to keep up the apartment, is this an illegal clause in the lease that they couldn't enforce? FYI - I'm not planning on signing it.