I have had no hot water in my shower for the past three months. I live in a two bedroom two bathroom unit with one roommate. My roommates shower has had working hot water, but I have not. My landlord has been extremely slow to respond and has done almost nothing to help. In addition they will NOT... View More
I own the home but rent the lot. Multiple people have attempted to buy it. They get approval and apply to live in the mobile home park, but then the manager tells them they can't buy my house and that they have to buy one of their properties. I live in Rockford, IL. The manager of the... View More
When I took out a home insurance policy, I listed my Ex as on it so that his personal property would be covered. There was a fire. I have come to find out that the Ex was listed on the whole policy. I did not know this was the case, and did not intend it to be so, as the home is solely in my name,... View More
My apt has a contingent offer for purchase. Following a formal inspection, there was concern regarding a section of warped wood flooring that looks like water damage. However, the inspector did not indicate this was an emergency. I told my landlord that the floor is dry and there is no sign of an... View More
I am the owner of the home. Also skeptical of their screening of the tenants. My neighbor sent me pictures three months later which is the only way I knew they were hoarding garbage. They are still hoarding in the basement. The hardwood floor is ruined throughout home. Can/should I hire lawyer to... View More
My lease for my apartment said I could not have a dog/pets, on my lease, over my 1 year lease in my apartment, I sometimes would have my siblings stop by who brought their dog, some tenants would stop by with their dog and or I would baby sit them sometimes. My lease ended, did final walk through,... View More
I rent a townhouse in Diamond IL. I reached out via email 3 times over a month ago for a noise complaint against the people that live to the left of me. We all have shared walls and I get we are going to hear eachother make normal noises, but these are 2 bedroom townhomes and a family of 6 lives to... View More
I have been living here for the past four years and recently fell behind on rent, and my landlord wants me to move out and I agreed to move out and I am just packing up my things slowly, but still live in the unit. I went outside at 3:30 AM and realized that my car was towed, is it legal for him to... View More
In Illinois, landlords generally do not have the legal authority to tow a tenant's car directly without following proper legal procedures. Evictions and related actions must be conducted through the court system. If you're behind on rent and your landlord wants you to move out, they...View More
She has costed me loads of money by doing that, holding everything hostage, even costing me money I could be earning right now as I'm homeless and having to make appointments to find a place to live right now. I am completely broke right now and because of all the damage she has caused me even... View More
In Illinois, landlords are required to provide tenants with a proper notice before eviction, typically a 30-day notice for month-to-month tenancies. If your landlord evicted you without this notice and threatened you, this is a serious matter. Your landlord’s actions appear to violate tenant...View More
A lady neighbor at my complex complains about me to other neighbors. How I know is I dated her friend that told me " I'm weird". I've done nothing but chat with her. A therapist I told about the lady. He thinks she is unfriendly. There is a couple of ladies that are friendly to... View More
In Illinois, a landlord typically cannot make tenants pay for water, sewer, and trash services that are not explicitly outlined in the lease agreement. Lease agreements govern the rights and responsibilities of both parties, and any changes to these terms usually require mutual agreement. If a...View More
I'm enrolling into a college where they have a large first-year enrollment rate. Because of this, a lot of students (mainly freshmen) are pushed to live in a specific dorm hall that's farthest away from the entire campus. For the past few years, this hall has gained a NOTORIOUS reputation... View More
You can't sue anyone for something that hasn't happened yet. You are choosing to enroll in the school. By doing so you are choosing to live where you are assigned. On your facts, you haven't even seen the dorm yet. Your concerns are based solely on gossip. Dorms are often...View More
I have invested countless hours researching facts, law, and evidence, and ultimately we filed an 88 page, 11 count complaint in the McLean County IL Circuit Court pro-se, asking for at least $144,000 in damages against three defendants. This was filed on July 3, with the corporation's... View More
Probably. Depending on the wording of your complaint (your attachment won't go through this system) it's possible you'll be limited to a default judgment as to liability and still need a hearing at which you prove your damages and each defendant has an opportunity to try to disprove...View More
Illinois law allows a landlord to require a prospective tenant to have renter's insurance, which by the way is for your benefit because it will cover any loss you incur for the contents of your rented space for covered losses stated in your contract of insurance such as fire or theft and is...View More
If a renter occupies the property for twenty years can they claim the property through squatter rights. Would attending the condo association meetings, and paying fees be enough. Are there any other actions the renter would need to take to get the property?
If you are a renter you are a permissive user. In other words, the owner of the property has given you permission to occupy it. Permissive use NEVER ripens into a situation allowing you to claim adverse possession (what you refer to as squatter rights). The only action you can take to get the...View More
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