Category Archives: Forcible Entry and Detainer Statute

Proposed Eviction Code Amendment Amended

Yesterday, Rep. Monique Davis filed a third amendment to her proposed legislation to add a small, but meaningful, reform to the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act and the way that evictions are handled in Cook County.  The law started out … Continue reading

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Local writer continues crusade against Monique Davis as Eviction-Reform bill passes first hurdle

Columnist blasts suburban cops as he rails against legislator rather than recognizing systemic problems Chicago Sun Times columnist Mark Brown does not get it.  Back in February, I wrote about a law proposed by state representative Monique Davis, allegedly inspired … Continue reading

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State legislator seeks to ban the Cook County winter eviction moratorium

Is she right or is she doing damage to landlords? A news article in the Chicago Sun Times yesterday indicates that state representative Monique Davis (Democrat) introduced a bill this week to “eliminate weather as a factor in enforcement of … Continue reading

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Tenant Evictions are in full swing in Illinois

For our office, the beginning of the “eviction” season started out a bit slow (it is not a bad thing that landlords are, hopefully, collecting rent and doing better screening so that we do less evictions!).  However, for us, things … Continue reading

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Refresher on evicting a family member in Illinois

I have discussed roommate, guest, and family member evictions in the past, however, based on the number of recent questions I receive about Illinois evictions of family members and close relatives, I thought a refresher might be in order.

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Breaking Down the Landlord’s Five Day Notice

The most common notice to terminate a tenancy is a five day notice.  This is the notice that is generally required when a tenant fails to make timely payment of rent.  The requirements for a demand for rent are contained … Continue reading

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What is a “forcible entry and detainer” in Illinois?

Under the “common law”, it was lawful for a landlord “with force and arms” to retake possession of real estate and retain such possession by force from a tenant who failed to pay rent or breached a lease. “Self-help” such as this was prohibited by statute in the Illinois Forcible Entry and Detainer Act. Continue reading

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