Granite City, IL asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois

Q: I am in a current situation where i am renting a basement to live from my parents. What are my rights?

I(21) am renting the basement from my parents house as a living area. We have a verbal rental agreement for $250 a month, with other basic rules (clean up after yourself, etc). My parents have been known to be very toxic and verbally abusive and since I am renting from them with a verbal rental agreement (which i looked up is valid in a court of law in my state of Illinois) I need to know what my rights are as a renter in this situation. They threaten to kick me out so many times over stupid things (that basically are not listening like a child would a parent, again, i am 21) and want to know what my rights are and what i can do.

1 Lawyer Answer
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Not sure what you mean by "what i can do." You can always move out. If your parents wish to evict you, they will have to file it with the Court in the county where you live and deal with it in court in order to remove you. Not sure you or your parents want it to get to this level.

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