My roommate has been late 2 months in a row. He has just recently wrote a letter to the building manager stating that he can no longer afford to live at our apartment. This is due to financial hardship caused by a child support case that has bee...
I agree with both responses below, but would add, why not get another roommate? If the landlord will let your roommate sublet his portion of the lease, that may be a solution.See question
I am a mom of 5 my youngest has a disability we moved in on September 2014 On December I was told that he had sold the building to his son and on Xmas Eve his son had txt my husband stating that we needed to be out of the apt by February 1st becau...
The answer to your question depends on what your lease situation is. If you have a month to month tenancy (no lease), then they may evict you with 30 days notice for any reason and you should prepare to move. If you have a lease, then arguably you're entitled to stay there through the end of the lease. However, since you owe January rent they could evict you on that basis. If they're trying to evict you because you lawfully refuse to move, then the reduction of heat might be retaliatory, which is illegal.
As you can see, there are several factors here, and so I recommend talking to a landlord tenant attorney to discuss your situation in more detail.See question
I was inherited a home from my mother that still had a mortgage left due. I got behind a month and received my 30 day letter to come current and which I did but the bank decided to accelerate the loan and demand it in full. I continued to pay and ...
You have options other than bankruptcy, especially if the mortgage is your only debt.
You should continue to look for an attorney to review the mortgage and terms of the trust for which you're a beneficiary. The acceleration may not have been proper, and you may or may not be personally liable on the debt.
If you can't find someone in Kankakee keep looking outside your area. Try looking at the Association of Foreclosure Defense Attorneys' website. www.afdaillinois.org. For information and possibly an attorney in your area.
Good luck.See question
My grandmother passed away in 2009 basically leaving no will. We waited until the probate period was over before changing the deed to the house into my name. Before her death she had a Home Equity Loan that i continued to pay out of fear of the...
You are not personally liable on the note, because you didn't sign it. The debt is not yours. But, if the mortgage isn't paid, the bank has the right to take the property because it was used as security for the loan. If you're keeping the property, you may want to look into refinancing in your own name. This is especially true if your credit is good, since you may get a better loan rate in this market than what your grandmother previously had.See question
I have been in a rental for 5 years. I rent month to month & do not have a lease. The landlord came down & threw a handwritten note at me, that says if I ever smoke inside again, he's going to evict me. Is this legal?
Was there a written lease in the beginning? If so, the terms of that document control the terms of your month to month situation. Smoking may be prohibited by that so check and see if you still have it.
Otherwise, was there an informal agreement with the landlord that it's a non-smoking building? If so, consider this a friendly reminder that they're holding you to that agreement.
As far as evicting you, a landlord may evict a month to month tenant at any time, for any reason, with 30 days notice. So, it's worth resolving this issue with your landlord or you may be looking for a new place in a few months.See question
The building (which is in foreclosure) deed is in the name of a corporation. The person we have always written checks out to, was an individual. We just found out that this individual is the "principal" behind this 1 person corporation (not in goo...
In addition to the previous comment, if I read your question correctly, you didn't receive any type of notice before you were served with the eviction complaint. If that's true, the case can be dismissed. A landlord tenant attorney can help you accomplish this.See question
The letter has an attachment with the late fees (which are readily viewable via the landlord's payment site). But the email itself is a "this is an attempt to collect a debt" letter. Is it legal to do BOTH a collection letter and a five-day notice...
There is no restriction on the landlord sending you an additional letter stating what you owe. Be aware that the amount due listed on the 5-day notice is what controls if it differs from the amount in the landlords letter.See question
I am in building court for repairs and a retro permit . My 3rd court date is next month. However, I will not have all the corrections done. Frankly I am tired of going back and forth to court. I live out of state and want to go back once EVERYTHIN...
I agree with what has been said but want to add that generally the city will not let these cases go on longer than one year. If there isn't full compliance they will assess fines and/or send the case to circuit court for further action.See question
I bought forclosed property in chicago and now the tenants are coming to me for the security deposit; which was not transferred to me at closing. Can I sue the lending bank to get my money back (the security deposit I paid to the tenants)
I'm moving this question to the foreclosure section because I think your answer lies more in foreclosure law than landlord tenant.
In a foreclosure sale, the buyer usually takes the property subject to any bona fide leases, and the security deposits are generally part of that arrangement. If the prior owner did not transfer the security deposits I do think you may have an action against them.
I recommend scheduling a consult with a foreclosure attorney to discuss your case in more detail.See question
according to my lease, the landlord may retrain the security deposit for 30 days after tenant has vacated the premises, returned keys and provided landlord with a forwarding address. landlord will return the deposit, less any fees to paid as requi...
It sounds like the landlord has violated the lease, and so you may have a breach of contract suit against him. See a local landlord tenant attorney to discuss in further detail.See question