This is the first post in a series of articles which will discuss how landlords can proceed with evicting tenants in Peoria and other Illinois areas. I am writing this series due to the fact that many landlords, for obvious reasons, do not know how to proceed when they need to remove a tenant. This can result in smaller landlords losing money in their rental business and on their investment in general. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which helps property owners to better understand their situation. It is also 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 an eviction lawyer.
I will be discussing several topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will address include:
- The process for evicting someone in our state
- How long an eviction may take
- Handling evictions when there was no written lease between the parties
- Handling evictions after a lease is expired
There are multiple reasons why I have chosen to address these topics. First, there are several steps which must be followed when proceeding with an eviction. Failing to properly follow any of these steps can result in the matter being delayed or, worse, the landlord having to start over from the beginning. This creates a situation where the tenant remains in the home longer than necessary. Second, understanding how long an eviction may take is vital to running your business; knowing a timeframe to expect allows you to schedule contractors for needed renovations and repairs. Third, it is not uncommon for landlords to rent a home to a party without a written lease. Knowing how to proceed in such a situation is critical. Finally, tenants often attempt to remain in a property after their lease has expired. Fortunately, Illinois law allows you to proceed with an eviction in such situations.
One point I will be stressing in each of these articles is the need to contact an attorney if you are a landlord and you need to proceed with the eviction process. Contacting counsel sooner, rather than later, allows you to ensure that you reclaim your property as soon as possible. This allows you to increase the profitability of your rental business. I am a Peoria eviction lawyer and my office prides itself on providing the highest level of service. We understand that you need to deal with the situation immediately 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.