She faces a judgement of over $4,000 for failure to pay rent, but she has evidence she paid partial, and she is on SSDI. Her landlord raised the rent from $625 to $650, she has not had any repairs done on her apt as she had requested. Judge said to come with evidence and or a witness to help her... Read more »
A bankruptcy would delay her eviction for a while. The judge has no discretion to allow her more time. There is no negotiation with the judge. The only question to be answered is whether or not the rent has been paid.
The individual began working as a handyman at my former townhouse complex 1.5 years after I moved in, and began stalking and sending me inappropriate text messages, which I reported to the management. I later found out he was related to the owner and had prior arrests for assault and harassment... Read more »
Lawyers are very intelligent and highly trained professionals--but we are not soothsayers; nor do we do crystal balls. Therefore, I am constrained by a fundamental law of the universe and cannot predict the outcome of your "what if" case.
I do not have the means to find a new place right now nor do I have the means to pay the full amount of the rent by myself. My landlord is well aware of this but is threatening to evict me and go after me for all the rent because I didn’t accept her offer.
She shouldn't be able to evict you if you are not in violation of the lease, at least until the lease period ends. If your roommate accepts the option, you may find that the landlord wants to collect the full rent from you, however, unless the lease specifically provides that each tenant is...Read more »
I am trying to collect past rent and court costs. We went back to court and the defendant agreed in front of the judge to pay me back $200 a month on the 15th of every month until the judgment is paid off. The judge signed off on that. Today is the 15th and she is refusing to pay.
Verbal contract only. I get mail there. I have keys to both building door and the apartment door. All my property is still there. He stated he is changing the locks and anything left inside will be thrown away. Intimidated me and scared me with fear of trespassing and chance of being arrested
If the question is, "CAN he do it?" the answer is yes, people can do a lot of things. If the question is, "Yeah, but is he breaking the law when he does it?" the answer is also yes. He is supposed to give you notice that you're being evicted and, if you don't move out within the time specified in...Read more »
“At any time within 90 days prior to the end of term hereof, after a single general notice, Lessor may as often as necessary show the apartment for rent between the hours of 9am and 8pm on not less than 15-minute specific notice if tenant or other person is in the apartment, without limitation as... Read more »
I signed a lease for a year with a pet fee of 40 dollars each month. My landlord forgot to add the 40 dollars for about 8 months. They now added the 40 this month but also added the 40 they forgot to put on last month. Do I have to pay this since they did not put it on the
Talk to a lawyer, don't try this one yourself. File the appropriate landlord's notice, followed by a forcible entry and detainer suit. Make sure the landlord's notice and suit list "unknown parties in possession" if you're not sure who is in there or what their names are.
landlord/roommate has a history of evicting his tenants after 4-5 months. he doesn't write out a lease. he only does verbal contracts. he has gone out of his way to forbid me from using the stove, embarrassed me in front of my guest. he's even cut off the electricity for a few minutes just to get... Read more »
Do tenants in the city of Chicago have the legal right to break their lease if the unit heat keeps breaking down in winter, & the landlord is only offering temporary fixes? The unit has heat in only living room and no heating unit in the kitchen. It is extremely cold in the apartment. What legal... Read more »
Yes, it is certainly possible to break the lease and/or receive compensation based on the facts provided. That said, the viability of such a course of action depends on specific facts that are not provided here, such as whether or not the apartment you are renting is subject to the Chicago...Read more »
my soon to be ex-husband defaulted for 4 months rent, I had moved out and I have been taken to court for unpaid rent and fees, that I know I am not responsible for because I was no longer living at the residence when these decisions were being made. Please I need help,the case is in Rockford... Read more »
I'm afraid I have bad news. If you signed the lease you may be liable for the rent even if you did not live there. The amount of the rent that's due needs to be addressed in the context of your divorce so your soon to be ex-husband either pays the landlord directly and reimburses you for anything...Read more »
If you get a 5 day notice, and you can't pay the rent due, what happens on the fifth day? I've gotten differing answers from laypersons. Some say on Day 5 your stuff is thrown out, some say that on Day 5 the apartment simply goes to court and "starts the process" of evicting you, and that the court... Read more »
If rent is not paid in full by the deadline of a properly served landlord's 5-day notice, the landlord must file a Complaint in Forcible Entry and Detainer (commonly referred to as an eviction) in the local circuit court, have a Summons and a copy of the Complaint served on the tenant(s), and...Read more »
I am a former employee of the leasing office where I currently live. I fell behind 2 months after having an emergency c section 6 weeks before my due date. I was selected for section 8 housing after being on the wait list for 8 months. The owner would deduct half of my rent from each paycheck and... Read more »
Any advice I give you about the legality of this action is meaningless unless you have a lawyer to represent you in court. Hire an attorney immediately! Check to see if your college has a legal aid office that can help. Bring copies of your rent receipts (or payroll records if it was deducted from...Read more »
It’s a 12 month lease and I am less than halfway through it. He says association costs have increased, but there’s nothing in my lease that mentions anything about this. He gave me less than 2 weeks notice-via text.
As a general rule that will depend on whether the attorney is also licensed in Illinois, retains a lawyer who is licensed in Illinois to handle matters, or gets the court's permission to handle it himself. Do not interpret this as meaning you should ignore the New Jersey lawyer.
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