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 Effective January 1, 2018, the term Forcible Entry and Detainer Act has been replaced by the more commonly used “Eviction.”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 court order form to be used in all Eviction cases.
As one of the leading Landlord’s Rights firms in Lake County, Illinois, we have updated all of our paperwork to comply with the new law. We are also complying with the requirement to use the new standardized court order form.