Carpentersville, IL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Illinois

Q: I have signed lease from my tenent from june 1st 2014 to May 31 st 2015. My client leave property with out notice

I have signed lease from my tenant from June 1st 2014 to May 31 st 2015. My client leave property with out notice he leave on feb:15 , not even paying for feb rent also and keep lots of garbage in the back yard and dog poop and garbage in house. I have to pay clening of poop and removel of back yard garbage for $300 +6800 Rent loss+ 560 damage property + 300 utility bills

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William Harold Mazur
William Harold Mazur
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: I'm sorry to hear about your tenant and the damage caused to your property. Your best bet is to attempt to sue your former tenant in small claims court for the unpaid rent and property damage. Depending on your specific location in Illinois, the court costs to do so are fairly low, and you can attempt to do it alone. If you'd rather utilize an attorney to do it, you might be able to find a local attorney willing to handle the case on a contingency basis.

Best of luck to you.

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