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Legal Fees for an Eviction

Wondering what it costs to evict a tenant in Lake County, Illinois?  Here is our current fee structure:

  • $500 flat fee plus costs for an uncontested case.  $800 flat fee plus costs if the tenant requests and is granted a trial or files a motion to vacate a default judgment.
  • Costs average $400-$800 and cover such things as the court filing fee, service of process fees and/or the costs to have the sheriff schedule and attend an eviction.

I won my eviction lawsuit. Now what?

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.

The Lake County Sheriff Mistreats Landlords By Deliberately Violating the Law

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.

What is Title Insurance?

Title insurance protects both the seller and buyer of real estate by insuring against financial loss arising from defects in the title.  It is meant to protect financial interests in real property against loss due to title defects, liens, survey defects or other matters.  A covered party will be defended against any lawsuits attacking the title and will be reimbursed for actual monetary loss incurred from a title defect up to the dollar amount of insurance provided by the policy.

There are two types of title insurance policies -

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