Help Law Offices LLC represents both landlords and tenants in Chicago regarding legal matters involving residential and commercial properties. The rights of landlords and tenants in the State of Illinois can be very complicated. In addition to providing services when a dispute arises between a landlord and a tenant, our firm also provides lease drafting and negotiating services to landlords and the tenants.
Under Illinois law, tenants have certain rights — even in cases where they owe rent, create noise or cause other problems. If you are trying to evict a tenant you must adhere to statutory or lease deadlines and procedures. You must also refrain from:
Turning off the tenant’s utilities ,changing the locks, withholding a security deposit without proper notice, blocking mail delivery, moving a tenant’s belongings out of the apartment or home.
For eviction proceedings, landlords should act as following:
Properly notify a tenant by statute or lease terms regarding delinquent rent payment or other violations of the lease;
Address any allegations of pest infestation, disrepair or malfunctioning utilities;
Document complaints from other tenants regarding noise or alleged violations of a tenant’s agreement;
Please do not argue with your tenant and call the police in cases involving suspected illegal activity.