Normal, IL asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Illinois

Q: Good day, I was wondering if there was a way i could get an extension on my lease and not have to move out during thi

lock down period since i have an underlying conditions

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Robert Shipley
Robert Shipley
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You do not describe if commercial or residential, but I am assuming residential based on your description. I would recommend that you review the lease and examine if there are any clauses or provisions regarding an extension of the term of the lease. Even if there are no specific provisions regarding an extension, I would also strongly recommend that you contact your landlord and discuss the extension. It is probable that the landlord would be agreeable to working with you on a short term extension because they may be having trouble finding new tenants. By being proactive you have a greater opportunity to obtain the extension you need.

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