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4 Mistakes Landlords Make with the 5 Day Notice

Don’t make these mistakes with the 5 Day Notice The five day notice for non-payment of rent (by the way, it is 10 days in Evanston, thank you very much) – it’s that “simple” little notice that is the beginning … Continue reading

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Acceptance of rent after expiration of 5 day notice

I recently received a question from a reader of this blog about the acceptance of rent after the expiration of a five day notice outside of Chicago.  The question was as follows: I accepted full payment after the five days. … Continue reading

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What is the best time to serve a notice for nonpayment of rent?

A tenant is late with the monthly rent.  It is nearing the end of the month.  Should the landlord wait until the rent for the next month, which is due in just a few days, is also late before serving … Continue reading

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7th Circuit clears up Fair Debt Collection issue

In 2009, the Third District of the Illinois Appellate Court issued an opinion in American Management Consultant LLC v. Carter that, in part, confused landlords and their legal counsel.  In the case, involving an appeal of a Bolingbrook forcible entry … Continue reading

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Partial Payment after 5 Day Notice in Chicago

The first step in just about all evictions for nonpayment of rent is to serve a notice for non-payment of rent.  Unless the cure period is modified (or even waived in some jurisdictions), this is usually a five day notice.  … 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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What Should a Landlord do if a Tenant’s First Security Deposit & Rent Check Bounces?

In most cases, trouble with tenants usually begins some time after the tenant has paid the first month’s rent and a security deposit.  There are times, however, when a tenant “breaks bad” right off the bat and bounces the initial … Continue reading

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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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Proper Service of an Illinois Eviction Notice

In almost all instances, I advise my clients that an eviction notice, such as a five day notice for nonpayment of rent, be served personally on the tenant. Personal service means putting the notice in a person’s hands. Section 9-211 of the Illinois Forcible Entry and Detainer Act provides the law with respect to service of any demand or notice as follows: Continue reading

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