A landlord cannot lock out or remove a tenant without a court order. A landlord must bring a forcible entry and detainer suit in order to end the tenant’s right to possession of a commercial property.
Even if the lease has a provision that states the landlord can lock out a tenant. You still have to go into court and get a court order the landlord must have a court order before they can lock out or take away possession of the commercial space from the tenant.
The filing fee alone for a claim not exceeding $250 in Cook County is $119.00. Is the time and effort of trying to collect $250 really that worth it? You will need to prepare a complaint, file it, make sure it is properly served and then appear in court and prove your case. And just because you get a judgment doesn't mean you will automatically get paid.
Do you really need the money or is it just the principal. You should consider it a lesson in roommate relations and move on.
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I depends on if you followed all of the proper procedures in filing the case.
First, you must have properly served a 5 day notice to the tenant or someone over the age of 13 residing at the apartment. If the tenant has abandoned the apartment this can be done by posting. One particularity if the eviction is for non-payment of rent you must have the correct dollar amount in the 5 day notice that the tenant must pay in order to "cure" their breach of the lease.
Second, after the 5 day...
First, the landlord'd 10 day notice may not have been proper. He needs to serve it personally on you personally, or upon someone over the age of 13 in the apartment, or mailing it to the tenant by certified or registered mail, with a return receipt from the tenant.
Generally, If you pay the entire past due amount to your landlord you can stay. I would bring a witness with you when you go to pay.
However, you may also be able to get the eviction case dismissed due to improper notice....
Are you the parent? Who has guardianship at the moment?
This site has good information regarding DCFS and gurdianship
If the court awarded use and occupation to the landlord and you failed to pay per the court’s order, then the landlord may seek sanctions, one of which is the entry of a judgment in favor of the landlord for possession, without a trial.
How much time is left on your lease? Is the property in unlivable condition? You might want to talk to your landlord and try to come up with a resolution to your issues. If you move out before your lease is up you could be liable for the rent of the remaining months.
Check out the legal aid website for a more detailed explanation