In order to win an eviction case, you need to convince a judge that the occupant of the property no longer has the right to be there, either because of non-payment of rent or violation of other lease terms. Once you prove to the court that a proper pre-lawsuit notice was served and the tenant still did not leave, you will get an order telling the tenant to vacate. If the tenant still does not leave, you must hire the county sheriff to enforce the court order.
In a quest for positive press coverage, our sheriff's office continues to ignore its responsibilities. Judges must follow the law when entering orders determining when someone must leave a property when they fail to pay what they owe. The sheriff has no right to disregard a court order or disregard a judge's determination of when someone must leave.
This spring has brought persistent and record breaking rainfalls to northeast Illinois. We have been contacted quite a bit lately about people experiencing water damage and flooding issues in recently purchased homes. We are frequently asked when a seller can be held liable for these problems.
In today’s video blog, Attorney Ted Bond, Jr. discusses when businesses can be held liable for slip and fall accidents on their property and what can be done to minimize your exposure to injury claims.
For many years, a landlord had to bring a case to remove a tenant from their property under the Illinois Forcible Entry and Detainer Act. This terminology was not very well known to anyone other than lawyers and judges. Effective January 1, 2018, the term Forcible Entry and Detainer Act has been replaced by the more commonly used “Eviction.” From this point forward, paperwork filed with the courts should not use reference to Forcible Entry and Detainer and should simply state that the landlord is seeking an Eviction. Additionally, the Illinois Supreme Court has issued a new standardized
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