Not paying rent

Can the landlord keep all the stuff in my apartment if rent isnt paid on the 1st of the month and can they acution off my stuff?? And not let me in to get my personals???

Hickory Hills, IL -

Attorney Answers (4)

Alan James Brinkmeier

Alan James Brinkmeier

Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney - Chicago, IL
Answered

The landlord may evict. That is the remedy for non payment of rent

Judy A. Goldstein

Judy A. Goldstein

Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Mokena, IL
Answered

If you do not pay your rent, the landlord can evict you. If you abandon the unit, after a reasonable period or time and with an order of possession, the landlord can dispose of property left behind as the landlord sees fit.

Mary Kathleen Neal

Mary Kathleen Neal

Immigration Attorney - Chicago, IL
Answered

In order to do any of that legally, your landlord first needs to give you proper notice, file a lawsuit in court, win the law suit, and get a court order.

The landlord cannot just lock you out or take your things on his own.

See www.illinoislegalaid.org for more information.

Law Office of Mary K. Neal | www.immigratechicago.com | info@rogersparklaw.com| 773-681-1335 This answer is... more
Berton N. Ring

Berton N. Ring

Landlord / Tenant Lawyer - Chicago, IL
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