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 Posted on December 07, 2022 in Residential Landlord Evictions

romeoville eviction lawyerThis article is written to help landlords that have a rental property in Romeoville, Illinois in the County of Will. The eviction process since covid has become much more complicated and hiring an experienced eviction lawyer is increasingly become important. The Forcible Entry and Detainer Process or otherwise known as an “eviction” details the relevant rules regarding the eviction procedures and laws in the State of Illinois.


The beginning of eviction process in Romeoville begins with the eviction notice and delivery of the eviction notice to the tenant(s). There are four major types of eviction notices:

  • 30-day Notice is a termination of month-to-month rent notice

  • A 5-Day Notice is the most common type of eviction notice which serves the purpose of informing the tenant that they have five days to pay the rent or face the eviction process

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 Posted on December 06, 2022 in Residential Landlord Evictions

oswego landlord eviction lawyerThis article will discuss the landlord eviction process in Yorkville and Kendall County, Illinois for Oswego, and nearby landlords. Evictions are processed in Kendall County in Room 116 of the Kendall County Courthouse.

Kendall County Landlord Eviction Process

There are several reasons why property owners or landlords desire to evict a tenant. Here are several of the reasons:

  • Failure to pay rent as agreed

  • Non-compliance with the residential lease

  • Desire to terminate the month-to-month rental agreement

  • Purchased the rental property at foreclosure and desire to evict the tenant

The first step for Oswego Landlords and Property owners is the preparation and delivery of the appropriate eviction notice. The two main eviction notices are a 5-day and 30-day notice. The 5-day notice is used when the tenants are behind on rent. The 30-day notice is used when there is an oral lease, and the property owner or landlord wants to terminate the month-to-month rental tenancy term.

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Bolingbrook Landlord Eviction Process in Will County

 Posted on December 05, 2022 in Residential Landlord Evictions

will county landlord eviction lawyerThis article is designed to assist landlords and property owners who have a residential rental property in Bolingbrook and Will County. The eviction process in Illinois is also called the "forcible entry and detainer process". See 735 ILCS 5/9-101. The purpose of having an eviction statute is to govern the eviction process peacefully for landlords and tenants. The forcible entry and detainer act in Illinois prohibits landlords or property owners from evicting tenants without following a specified process.


The first step in the eviction process for landlords and property owners in Bolingbrook is to give an eviction notice. There are four major types of eviction notices for evictions. Here are the following eviction types:

  • Five-Day Notice, which is designed for non-payment of rent

  • Ten-Day Notice is to provide tenants notice that they are in non-compliance with the residential lease agreement

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 Posted on November 28, 2022 in Residential Landlord Evictions

Illinois Eviction Attorney

Can you evict tenants in Illinois on or after November 21, 2022

Yes, Landlords, Real Estate Investors, and/or their agents may commence eviction cases in Illinois right now. At this point, eviction cases have Illinois government backed rental assistance for landlords and tenants. The Illinois Rental Assistance Program is administered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority or otherwise known as “IHDA”. At this point, landlords may get rental assistance directly paid to them for up to $25,000 (per tenant). See http://www.ihda.org/about-ihda/illinois-rental-payment-program/

How Do You Start an Eviction in Illinois?

In Illinois, the landlord must first give the tenant the eviction notices and allow the period to expire before proceeding to filing an eviction court case in Illinois. To file an eviction case, the landlord must file a complaint, which includes a copy of the residential lease (if applicable); the eviction notice; and affidavit of service proving the delivery of the eviction notice to the Defendant Tenants and Unknown Occupants.

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Can Tenants Get Kicked Out In The Winter In Illinois

 Posted on November 23, 2022 in Residential Landlord Evictions

kendall county lawyer for landlordsYes, tenants may be evicted in Illinois during the winter months. There are no weather restrictions in Illinois with respect to eviction proceedings in Illinois.

Reasons for Evictions by Landlords in Illinois

There are multiple reasons landlords in Illinois want to forcible evict tenants in the winter months. These reasons include the following:

  • Non-Payment of Rent

  • Failure to comply with terms of the written lease (property damage, criminal act, nuisance, non-compliance with rental terms of written lease)

  • Landlord wants to sell the property 

  • Purchased at foreclosure or auction (and want to evict current tenants)

  • Property owner wants to forcible remove a former intimate partner, friend/acquaintance, and/or family member

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 Posted on November 22, 2022 in Residential Landlord Evictions

Illinois Eviction Lawyers


A common question among landlords is whether they may turn off tenant’s utility service. The simple answer is “No.” The term “landlord” including the owner of the building, the owner’s agent, and the lessor of a building. 765 ILCS 735 1.1. This answer may be different if the tenant and the landlord agreed in a written residential lease for the tenant to provide for utilities such as gas, electricity, garbage, and/or trash service. 

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 Posted on November 14, 2022 in Residential Landlord Evictions

shutterstock_1318921403.jpgTo ensure a landlord is filing an eviction case in the right county, the rule is that the case must be filed in the county in which the rental property is located. Unfortunately, some landlords are left having to file their case in Kane County, and they are met with a harder time obtaining an eviction order than landlords filing in neighboring counties. This is because Kane County is considered “pro-tenant” which means that the court gives multiple chances to the tenant and would rather the parties come to an agreement on their own accord than have to issue an eviction order against the tenant. The process is longer, more tedious, and overall very confusing, especially for landlords that choose to represent themselves in court, otherwise known as pro se.

The initial process is the same as any other county, meaning that the landlord must serve the tenant the requisite notice, whether that be a five-day, ten-day, or thirty-day notice. The landlord must then wait the appropriate amount of time to ensure the tenant had time to attempt to comply with the eviction notice. If the tenant does not abide by the notice, the landlord can then begin filing their case in Kane County, which is where the real struggle begins.

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Landlord Eviction Process in South Naperville, Will County

 Posted on November 11, 2022 in Residential Landlord Evictions


As a landlord in Naperville (South), you have the right to evict a tenant for any of these reasons:

  • He/She refuses to pay rent on time.

  • He/She breaks the rules of the lease/rent agreement. 

  • There's property damage in the rental unit.

  • Does not evacuate property when rent or lease ends.

  • Does not have a written lease but pays rent on a monthly basis and receives a notice to vacate from your rental property.

In this article, you will learn the process of evicting your tenant as a landlord in Naperville (South).

Steps to Legally Evict a Tenant as a Landlord.

The landlord eviction process legally begins with a tenancy termination. 

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Real Estate Auctions, Foreclosures, and Evictions 101

 Posted on November 10, 2022 in Residential Landlord Evictions

shutterstock_547275928-min.jpgWhat is a Foreclosure?

Foreclosure of residential real estate refers to “any real estate, except a single tract of agricultural real estate consisting of more than 40 acres, which is improved with a single family residence or residential condominium units or a multiple dwelling structure containing single family dwelling units for one or more families living independently of one another, for which an action to foreclose the real estate: (1) has commenced and is pending; (2) was pending when the bona fide lease was entered into or renewed; or (3) was commenced after the bona fide lease was entered into or renewed.”  (see 735 ILCS § 5/15-1225).

What is the Foreclosure Process Like in Illinois?

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What is an Order of Possession?

 Posted on October 25, 2022 in Residential Landlord Evictions

yorkville eviction lawyerAn order of possession is a court order by an eviction court giving the tenant a certain period of time to remain at the property address. An order of possession grants the tenant a temporary period to move (and the landlord cannot forcibly evict during this “stay” period). After this stay-period, the property owner has authority to place the eviction court order with the local Sheriff’s Office. The order of possession enables a property owner or its’ agent the power to place an eviction order with the local sheriff to forcibly evict a tenant. The stay order grants a tenant permission to stay for a temporary period of time.  The court order will have the “stay-period” expire after a grace period specified in the court order.

An order of possession authorizes the Sheriff to forcibly evict a tenant. The entry of an order of possession court order is one of the final steps in returning the property back to the rightful owner. 

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Sugar Grove Eviction Lawyer: Eviction Process for Landlords in Kane County

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