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Beverly Chicago Landlord Eviction Lawyer

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Commercial Real Estate Attorney Helping Landlords with Evictions on the South Side of Chicago

Many landlords and commercial property owners rely on regular rent payments from tenants as a significant source of income, and tenants who fail to pay rent or otherwise break the terms of their lease agreement can cause stress and a serious financial burden. The State of Illinois and the City of Chicago both have legal provisions allowing landlords to pursue evictions under these circumstances, but they also provide protections for tenants that landlords must be careful not to infringe upon as they seek compensation.

At The Law Offices of Marques A. Eason, LLC, we represent landlords in both residential and commercial tenant evictions in Chicago and the south suburbs, using our legal knowledge and experience to ensure that they follow proper procedures throughout the eviction process and litigating to seek full compensation for our clients.

How Can Landlords Pursue Eviction in Chicago?

As a Chicago landlord, you have the right to pursue eviction when your tenants have failed to pay rent in a timely manner, or when they are in breach of other terms in the lease agreement. As your attorney, we can advise you as to whether you have a legitimate case for eviction and provide legal guidance through each step of the process, which includes:

  • Serving an eviction notice: To begin the eviction process, the landlord must serve the tenant with a notice including a specific time frame: 5 days for cases of non-payment of rent and 10 days for other breaches of the lease. The tenant must pay or correct the violation within that time frame to avoid further action. We can help you draft the notice with the correct language and ensure that it is properly served.
  • Filing an eviction complaint: If the tenant is still in breach after the notice period, you may then file an eviction complaint in court, along with a copy of the eviction notice and relevant sections of the lease. We will help you draft a complaint that seeks money damages to compensate for your losses caused by the tenant.
  • Obtaining an eviction order: After you file your complaint, the court will schedule a hearing in the following weeks. We represent you in court to fight for a judgment in your favor in the form of an eviction order. If we are successful, the order will require that the tenant pay any outstanding rent and vacate the property by a certain date, usually within 14 days.

While this process can take up to two months or more in total, an experienced real estate attorney can help it progress as efficiently as possible. It is important that you follow the process correctly, as any attempts to cut corners can invalidate your complaint. It is also crucial that you avoid all illegal behavior intended to force tenants out, such as turning off utilities, decreasing services, or locking them out of the unit. It is also illegal to pursue an eviction in retaliation for a tenant's legitimate complaint about a violation on your part.

Our Evergreen Park Commercial Real Estate Lawyer Can Help

In addition to providing guidance and litigation throughout the eviction process, we provide other services for landlords including drafting of residential and commercial lease agreements that protect your property and your rights, and representation for buyers and sellers in commercial closings. We also represent condominium associations seeking possession of units from owners who fail to pay assessment fees and provide a range of residential real estate services.

Contact an Oak Lawn Eviction Attorney Today

For representation and legal advice in a commercial or residential tenant eviction, contact us at 312-973-3755. We serve clients throughout the South Side of Chicago and the South Suburbs, including Beverly, Chicago Ridge, Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Blue Island, South Holland, and Glenwood.

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