This article is being written to conclude and recap my series on the process which landlords must go through to evict a tenant in Peoria and other Illinois areas. I felt it was important to address these topics due to the fact that many landlords are unsure as to the extent of their rights as a property owner. This is understandable given that the requirements placed upon a landlord can vary from situation to situation. The goal of my previous articles has been to provide information which will help such property owners to better understand their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Peora eviction lawyer.
I have addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Illinois’ process for evicting a tenant
- How long an eviction can take in Illinois
- Handling evictions when there is no lease
- Evicting a tenant when their lease has expired
There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, a landlord may not simply change the locks or otherwise “kick out” a tenant. There is a process which must be followed. This process will culminate in law enforcement requiring the individual to vacate the property and the unit(s) being returned to the landlord. Second, how long an eviction can take will vary from situation to situation. This is primarily due to the fact that the amount of notice which must be given to a tenant will depend on the reason for the eviction. Third, a tenant who has no lease is known as an “at will” tenant and they must generally be given thirty days notice to vacate the property. Fourth, a tenancy becomes “month to month” when a lease has expired and a landlord cannot end this arrangement without providing thirty days notice to the tenant.
One point I stressed in each of these articles is that it is suggested that you retain an attorney to assist you with reclaiming your property. There are several nuances to eviction law and if your case is not handled properly then you may have to start the process over from the beginning. Worse, the Court may deny your eviction altogether. Experienced counsel can help you to ensure that your case is handled correctly. I am a Peoria eviction lawyer and our firm prides itself on providing quality service. We understand that time is of the essence and we will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us online or by telephone today. I also serve the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford.