My 18yr old niece and her 2yr old daughter are renting a basement area from a lady who is a friend of my nieces father. They made a verbal agreement that my niece would rent the basement of this ladies home. My niece paid rent 2mos in advance and has been staying in the home for one mos. My niece left on a small 2-3 day vacation and when she returned the lady told her she had to move. The next day she told her she had to be out by 3pm. Is she able to kick her out of the home without any notice since there is no real lease and it was just a verbal agreement? They live in the city of Joliet, IL.
No. At a minimum she's generally entitled to 30 days notice, and the ONLY person who can kick her out is a sheriff armed with a court order. Neither appears to be the case here. They should talk to a landlord/tenant attorney in the Will County area for specific guidance.
Not in Illinois. You must follow the requirements of the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act. This Act requires written notice with very specific statutory language included.
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