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Bank change the wrong condo unit's lock

Chicago, IL |

My neighbor's unit was foreclosed, and the Bank through a realtor tried to change the lock. However, the guys who were trying to change lock mistakenly changed my unit. What can I do with these people? Can I ask them to pay for my new door?

The lock guys damaged my door. I was told that the locksmiths complained to our Board member, who lived in the same building as me. The Board Member stated he did not want to get involved with it although he knew I was not in foreclosure.

Attorney Answers 3


  1. Yes, you can ask to be reimbursed for the damage.


  2. Sue for property damage in small claims court


  3. If you can show the error was caused by the Realtor or the bank, you can sue either or both, along with the locksmith. Why not call the police and have them charged with trespass.

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