Lessee has damaged 11 blinds total in the house, including roman shades, cellular shades, and wooden blinds. They have moved out recently. I sent a document of the repair costs (including to replace the 11 blinds). The lessee states that it is nor...
If you can't agree on the value of the damages with your former tenant, they will likely file a breach of contract lawsuit against you to recover their security deposit. As a single-family home, this property is NOT covered by the IL Security Deposit Act, so a judge or jury will have to decide who's right here.
Whether or not something is normal wear and tear depends on many factors, including the condition of the blinds at move in and the severity of the damage.
These lawsuits are a drain on your time and resources as a landlord, and so I would encourage you to try and settle this with your former tenants amicably rather than wait to be sued.
Good luck.See question
The tenant was ordered off my property by the 21 I have witnesses saying that the tenant has moved to another property but another tenant in my building has been complaining of noises from a dog whining in the ex tenants apartment. I am thinking o...
If you have an order of possession dated 10/21 you may use your own keys to enter. And please, call Animal Care and Control, PAWS Chicago, or another rescue organization ASAP! Good riddance to those who would abandon their dog.See question
Notorious for late payments, making partial arrangements then not following through. I'd like to get as much as I can before the eviction but still want possession at this point.
Yes, if you have properly delivered a 5-day notice with the statutorily required language. However, I think you're safer not to accept anything, lest it be interpreted as a side agreement with the tenant.See question
both times they tell me not to come to office because they don't have anyone, then after that date they tell me to come, so I go there, and the lease is not typed up, so they have an office girl type it up, and I sign unknowingly the lease is $60 ...
Each party is presumed to have reviewed a contract and accepted its terms before signing. So, the prior negotiations and offers won't have any effect in a court proceeding. Unfortunately, if both parties signed, you're stuck with the terms you agree to.See question
We rented a townhouse for 3 years in Illinois. Only had a signed lease for the 1st year. Our landlord knew we were looking to purchase a home and we kept her apprised of how our search was going. We gave her more than 30 days notice for when we...
The IL Security Deposit Act only applies to buildings with more than 5 units. If your landlord won't voluntarily return the deposit, a breach of contract suit is probably your best option. However, you should take your lease to a landlord tenant attorney for review and more specific advice.See question
these people were served a five day eviction notice. they know we are going to court because they said they will see us in court. the sherrif is unable to serve them a summons. They have NEVER had a lease. Will it be continued or will they default?
5 day notice was appropriate if they were behind on rent. If they are month to month and you just want them out you need to do a 30 day notice. If they come to court and file an appearance, it won't matter whether they evaded service or not. If you're not sure which notice requirements apply, whether you served your notice correctly or whether you served your complaint correctly, see a landlord tenant attorney in your area to review the situation. The Forcible statute is very technical and one mistake will force you to start all over.See question
is that legal. also she want to come on the property and remove items. is that ok.
What you really need to know here is how long you can stay in the property. Any buyer, whether it be at a judicial sale or some other buyer, must honor your existing lease. If you're on a month to month lease they must give you 90 days notice to vacate. If the bank is coming around trying to get you to leave the property you don't have to leave. If you're being harassed in this way, you should seek legal representation by an attorney experienced in foreclosure defense. Avvo's search feature can help you find one in your area.
It's unclear what items she's removing, but generally, the landlord owns the house until the foreclosure judgment is entered by the court and the judicial sale is approved. In this case that probably won't happen until the Spring. So, between now and then the property is hers and she can do whatever she wants except sell it.See question
I saw the apartment prior to moving in, I liked it but a few things had to be repaired. So i was told it will be ready on move in date. 3wks ago was my move in date but when I got there with my movers, the apartment wasn't ready, it was still thi...
The answers above are correct. I would only add that you may want to try repair and deduct, which involved you giving written notice to the landlord, waiting the notice period, then having the items fixed yourself by a licensed contractor.
This is also a technical strategy you joule only execute with the assistance of an
I rented my house to a couple in May of 2012. They both signed the lease. In 2013 they continued to live there and pay rent but no new lease was signed. In March of 2014, the woman living there moved out. A new lease was signed in May of 2014 ...
This is now a month to month tenancy, which can be terminated with 30 days notice followed by an eviction suit. The woman can be named in the suit as a known tenant which will enable you to evict her. However, you should see an experienced landlord tenant attorney in your area due to the complexity of the situation.
Good luck!See question
I have heard I can legally do that in IL. How do I do that in Illinois?
The Chicago Legal Clinic has a Chancery Advice Desk at Daley if you live in Chicago. They will not represent you, but will guide you through preparing the forms and explain the filing process. If you can't afford an attorney to help you, it is a great option, since they have practicing attorneys volunteering there. It used to be on the 13th floor but I believe it has moved. Ask at the information desk in the lobby of the Daley Center.See question