Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Illinois

Q: In Illinois do you have to give a roommate notice of someone moving in?

Me and my girlfriend split up about a year ago. She still lives in my house that I own. I've been seeing somebody for 6 months and we both want to live together. Problem is my ex-girlfriend still lives there and she refuses to leave. Do I have to give her notice of someone moving in? Because she is refusing to leave and said my gf cannot move in? She pays no rent no utilities pays nothing just free of charge. And I'm looking to evict her. I just want to know where I stand from a legal standpoint. Thank you very much

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1 Lawyer Answer
James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Rochelle, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: From a legal perspective, if it's your house you don't need to give your ex notice that someone else is moving in. On the other hand, I'm guessing your new girlfriend and you will lead a much more peaceful life if you evict the ex-girlfriend before moving the new girlfriend into the house. You should contact a lawyer in your area to handle the eviction.

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