This short guide outlines a variety of eviction notices that are used by landlords in Chicago. Using the proper one is critical to a successful eviction, and serving the wrong form of notice will... more
If you have a written lease, the terms of that lease control. If you have not violated the terms of the lease, and you have paid your rent on time, your landlord cannot simply kick you out of the... more
If you are the only one on a lease, do you have the right to kick out your friend or boyfriend/girlfriend without notice?
If you allow someone to live with you, that person may have rights as a... more
In an ideal world, the landlord/tenant relationship is governed by the express terms of a written lease agreement. Sometimes, however, lease agreements expire, and a tenant continues the tenancy by... more
The first step to evict a tenant is to formally terminate their tenancy. If they have not paid their rent you can terminate their tenant status by delivering to them a three-day notice to pay rent or... more
Sometimes a landlord simply wishes to terminate the landlord tenant relationship although the tenant is current on their rent. A 20-day notice to vacate is used to terminate the relationship and does... more