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Chicago Landlord & Eviction Attorneys

Complete Legal Services for Chicago Landlords

Owning rental property in the Chicago Metropolitan Area can sometimes be frustrating, especially when a residential or commercial tenant stops paying rent or otherwise violates the terms of the lease. This can be especially true for residential landlords in municipalities such as Chicago, Evanston or Mt. Prospect which have enacted ordinances such as the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO) with numerous detailed provisions which are favorable to tenants which can subject landlords to fines imposed against them in favor of the tenant and which may even require that they pay the prevailing tenant’s attorney fees and court costs as well.

The Chicago Landlord Attorneys at Kreisler Law, P.C. can help to guide the Chicago property owner through the laws and procedures applicable to Chicagoland landlords, including the laws and practices which relate to the eviction process and what must be done to enforce the owner’s legal rights against the tenant. Our Chicago Landlord Lawyers can assist you:

  • in advising you as to the requirements imposed by law on Chicago landlords.
  • in negotiating a strong lease with a commercial, industrial or retail tenant
  • in making sure your lease forms comply with local law, especially in Chicago, Evanston or Mt. Prospect, which have enacted detailed, tenant friendly ordinances.
  • in preparing the appropriate five day, ten day or thirty day notice for termination of the occupancy rights of a tenant who simply will not follow the rules.
  • in choosing whether to sue only for eviction (“straight forcible”) or for a “joint action”, in which both possession and a judgment for money damages are sought in a single
  • eviction action.
  • in moving aggressively on your behalf against the “street smart” tenant who may know all of the opportunities which our local court system often allows a tenant to use to
  • delay the time of trial and judgment for possession.
  • in meeting counterclaims alleging violation of the provisions of the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO).
  • by just being easily available to answer your questions and meeting your concerns as a Chicago property owner and landlord.

Here are some links for additional information regarding Chicago landlord tenant law and your rights and obligations as a Chicago residential landlord:

  • Chicago Security Deposit Rules and Rates
  • Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) by Chicago Residential Landlords
  • Illinois Forcible Entry & Detainer Act
  • Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Cook County Sheriff’s Evictions Guide for Plaintiffs

If you have any further questions or if we can be of assistance with regard to any questions you may have regarding landlord tenant law or real estate law as a property owner or landlord or if you need assistance with regard to an eviction, click here to contact one of our Chicago Landlord and Eviction Attorneys at your convenience.

Here are some of the official forms commonly used by Chicago Eviction Attorneys in prosecuting either straight forcible (possession only) or joint action (seeking possession as well as a money judgment) eviction suits for Chicago and other Cook County landlords and condominium associations under the Illinois Forcible Entry and Detainer law in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois:

  • Cook County Eviction Summons for Trial
  • Cook County Eviction Straight Possession Complaint
  • Cook County Eviction “Joint Action” (Possession and Money Judgment) Complaint
  • Cook County Eviction Affidavit for Service By Posting
  • Cook County Eviction Notice Requiring Appearance in Pending Action
  • Cook County Eviction Order For Possession
  • Cook County Eviction Order Staying Eviction

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