Illinois Real Estate Law Questions & Answers

Q: 4 adult sibling were left a home, no mortgage. One sibling owes IRS $20,000. Cant sell. What can we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 16, 2017

Is this house in an estate.

Who owns the house and how did it get in his or their names.
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Q: I owe a fine to Condo Association I am unable to pay. Can they take my condo that I own outright?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 12, 2017

Yes they can. I would highly recommend contacting an attorney to review the condo's declaration, bylaws, and all other information related to this situation immediately. Costs can accrue incredibly quickly, and the association can take possession and ownership of your condo, regardless of whether or not you own it outright.
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Q: If I was awarded property from estate in probate due to debt owed by Deseased can the bank take it from me

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 25, 2017

No one inherits until all the estate debts are paid.
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Q: Is there a law in illinois pertaining to open house signs where they can be place

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 21, 2017

Often they are placed on public boulevards and they should not be.

On the other hand, usually open house is an hour or two so people do not normally complain.
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Q: I am a tenant but was never asked for a background check, ID, or social. That was all ran on my Roomate's moms name.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

If you signed the lease, you are on it.

If so, question is what is your deal with roommate.
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Q: grandfather dies and 4 grand children are left the home but my husband has lived in the home for the past 16 years?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Who does the house belong to.

That is the person he needs to talk to to buy the house.
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Q: Husb got house in divorce. Was ordered to refinance and take wife's name off, which was never done.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

It will belong to his estate.

The estate will sell house and pay off loan.
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Q: Do I have to leave if I got a forcible entry / detainer order

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017

If they have order of possession.
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Q: I wasnt warned that the building at my showing was a construction zone. I fell and injured myself inside the property.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

Unfortunately, it's hard to give you meaningful advice without more information. Are you a realtor? What exactly caused your fall? How serious are your injuries? Feel free to contact me at the office if you'd like to discuss your specific situation in detail. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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Q: I entered into a one-year lease for an apartment on or about October 15, 2014. The lease was never renewed.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

Read the lease to see if it renews.

If not, you are renting month to month.

Either party can give 30 day notice to terminate rental agreement.
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Q: Does an eviction notice need to be from a court order or a sheriff to be legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 9, 2017

It was not an eviction notice.

It was a termination of rental agreement notice.

If you do not leave, then landlord will have to file a lawsuit to evict you.
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Q: my husband went and wrote up a wil no lawyers he said i will have to sale everything and split it with his children

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 7, 2017

When he dies the only thing in issue will be the stuff that was in his name alone when he died.

Your house is in your name and has nothing to do with his estate.

You as widow will get $20,000 off the top.

No matter what his will says, you will get one-half of the rest.

If you pay any bills, such as funeral expenses, those are reimbursed off the top.
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Q: Have retaining wall on property line, specifically was told not ours, now neibor says it is. Options? More to story.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 5, 2017

You can obtain a survey of the property, and consult with a real estate attorney to determine the best manner in which to move forward. A real estate attorney can also search public records and attempt to work a deal out with the neighbor, depending on the results of the survey/record search.
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Q: Deceased parents' estate left to me in will. Do i have to take ownership? Estate underwater, now city wants to demolish

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 2, 2017

How did the city tie your name to the property.

That will provide the answer.
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Q: How long after a parent dies can the heirs take over the mortgage?

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 24, 2017

Do you mean deed the house.

Anyone can make the mortgage payments. The bank doesn't care where the money comes from.
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Q: Do you handle cases for Chicago ? If not can you please refer a lawyer .

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

This depends on what kind of "cases". Since you ask under "real estate law", I am wondering if you mean residential real estate closings, in which case the answer is yes.
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Q: Thanks, followup question.If we go for option 1 i.e creating a legally binding agreement of how income Should be divided

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Business Law for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

Our office charges on an hourly basis.

It is best to hire a local lawyer.
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Q: Thanks for the response. Can you create a partnership agreement. What is fee?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Business Law for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

We are in Western Illinois.
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Q: 2 partners purchased a property which is fully rented . 1 is managing it and gives no profit or share of income to 2 .

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

This is a partnership.

Either parties work out in writing what each will do and how much each will get

or

Break up partnership by one buying out the other or just sell it and divide up the money.
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Q: We own a house and the water company digged up our driveway without warning, we can't even park in it. what can we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Construction Law and Land Use & Zoning for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 16, 2017

Usually the cities provide the water.

Is it a private water company.

There are rules as to what can be done if the water lines have a problem.

If it is the city, check with them as to what they plan to do.
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