Author Archives: Richard Magnone

Billing for most Cook County evictions

Illinois eviction attorney information on Cook County Illinois eviction billing and lawyer fees and charges for forcible entry cases Daly Center

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Update: Rent Control Talk Continues

Back in March, I discussed the proposal by Chicago-based state legislator Will Guzzardi (39th District – D) to repeal the law prohibiting rent control in Illinois.  That bill is currently in the rules committee and only recently, on August 29, … Continue reading

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Alderman Propose Chicago Landlords Protect Immigrants

City makes landlords bear the brunt of “Sanctuary City” status It was reported in the Chicago Sun Times last week that Chicago would impose obligations on landlords to help illegal immigrants affected by the Trump executive order repealing DACA. Last … Continue reading

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Major amendments (not really) to the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act

Get ready for a change in terms. Bye bye Forcible Entry and Detainer Act and hello Eviction Act.  Public Act 100-0173 was passed into law and signed by the Governor on August 18, 2017 and will be effective on January … Continue reading

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Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance passing muster

Post-Foreclosure Landlords Beware The relatively new Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance (KCRO) was the subject of an appellate case, Wells Fargo Bank v. Volneat Vanette McCondichie, released on March 31, 2017.  Readers will recall that the ordinance requires the first party … Continue reading

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Chicago Title Seminar this Morning 4-3-17

I had a great time this morning, as always, presenting to fellow attorneys for Chicago Title Insurance Company at their training in Rolling Meadows with respect to updates in landlord tenant law.

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Look out landlords, rent control may be coming

Rent control bill introduced Chicago-based state legislator Will Guzzardi (39th District – D) has introduced House Bill 2430 which seeks to repeal the Illinois Rent Control Preemption Act.  That law, discussed in a previous blog entry, was passed in 1997 … Continue reading

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State of Illinois finally announces their 2017 security deposit interest rate

2017 Illinois rate announced by IDFPR Well, it took them about two weeks into the new year, but the State of Illinois has released the 2017 security deposit interest rate for those leases governed by the Illinois Security Deposit Interest … Continue reading

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Should I evict? Naah, the lease is almost over!

Why most Illinois landlords are wrong about their bad tenants! Many landlords waver at the decision to evict.  That’s natural.  To most landlords, evictions are scary.  Worse yet, Illinois evictions are expensive, uncertain, and take lots of time.  Luckily, the … Continue reading

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Is there an ordinance or law requiring renter’s insurance in Chicago or in Illinois?

Quick hit: mandatory renter’s insurance requirements? No.  At this time, there is no ordinance in the City of Chicago that requires that a tenant obtain renter’s insurance.  In fact, there is no statute in the State of Illinois that requires … Continue reading

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