Q: May I change the locks on a home I own that has been for the most part abandoned? Please see additional info below:
Home was purchased at a foreclosure (judicial) sale in Illinois. I have a order of possession from the original foreclosure proceedings. Evictions have been postponed due to pandemic. Home has water shut off. Prior owner lives somewhere else, but still has keys. Prior owner occasionally visits home. Sometimes 1 month interval, sometimes 1 week interval. Prior owner will also not relinquish keys. Am I allowed to change locks to protect the condition of the property?
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