Category Archives: Tenant

We do NOT represent tenants in Evictions

Just a friendly reminder to TENANTS! While we sometimes take on a tenant security deposit recovery matter here and there, our office does NOT represent tenants in eviction cases.  There are MANY excellent attorneys in the City of Chicago who … Continue reading

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Illinois landlord tips for move in and move out

Tips for Illinois Landlords This week, I will be focusing on issues related to “moving” in the rental world.  Here’s the first in a series of posts helping landlords deal with move-in and move-out.  As my readers may be aware, … Continue reading

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Are we mean? A quick word to tenants in residential evictions

Just a little while back, I received a particularly nasty comment on this blog from a reader who accused me of ignoring the plight of Chicago’s tenants. The poster commented: “I personally think you SUCK! These people are desparate (sic) … Continue reading

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2011 Illinois Landlord Tenant Law Year in Reviw

2011 was an interesting year in landlord tenant law. While the “shake-up” in new CRLTO law took place in 2010, 2011 was a year full of new state laws regulating landlords and leases. We have a statewide crime free lease … Continue reading

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Can’t find your tenant? Maybe they are in Jail

All sorts of difficulties can arise when a landlord cannot find a tenant. One day, I will write on the difficulties of abandonment of property the many issues it creates. In short though, abandonment issues, especially in CRLTO covered tenancies, … Continue reading

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A quick thought about nonpaying tenants and their leases

I talk to a lot of landlords with tenants who are behind in rent.  Sometimes, when I do, I feel like I keep singing the same tune.  “Evictions are costly.  Illinois Forcible entry cases take a long time.  Try to … Continue reading

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Movement on bedbug issue for Illinois landlords

The Illinois Subcommittee on Bed Bugs is meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 9:30am at the DuPage County Health Department Lower Level Conference Room 1 located at 111 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187. In an email forwarded … Continue reading

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Illinois landlord tenant insurance requirements

A pipe accidentally bursts in the closet wall of a rented apartment and a tenant’s property suffers major water damage.  The tenant thinks the landlord is responsible and that the landlord’s insurance will cover the tenant’s damaged property.  In most … Continue reading

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Tips for Illinois Landlords When Tenants Fail to Pay Rent

Renting real estate is easy, right?  Well, renting the “right way” is easier than doing it the wrong way, however, there are times where the business of rental real estate goess “off track” without any fault of the landlord.  In … Continue reading

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