LANDLORD TENANT RELATIONS
We held landlords and tenants work together. Our attorneys specialize in resolving disputes and misunderstandings between them in all types of property - residential, commercial, and industrial - and negotiating beneficial solutions.
Services for Landlords - The removal of tenants from leased property can be a very complex process. Statutory and contractual notices are required to be provided to tenants, and there are very specific timelines as to when such notices must be given. Failure to strictly comply with these timelines can have serious consequences.
Eviction - When tenants do not pay their rent, to remove them from the leases property, the legal proceeding of "eviction" is generally necessary. To properly evict your tenant, you must follow all of the proper procedures. Failure to do so may result in the eviction case being dismissed, or worse yet, the landlord may be charged with wrongful eviction and may be responsible for signfiicaint costs and penalties, and might even become a Defendant instead of the Plaintiff! Especially in Chicago, the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (CRLTO) provides very specific obligations and duties for a residential landlord and failure to comply with the specific requirements, may result in severe penalties.
Services for Tenants - The negotiation of a lease is a very important business transaction. We can help you successfully negotiate important lease terms with your landlord and can protect you in the event your landlord violates a lease provision, sometimes even enabling you to legally ’break the lease’ and recover monetary damages as a result of your landlord’s default.
Eviction Defense - If you have been served with eviction papers by your landlord, there are important legal protections that you must be provided with. From security deposit requirements to notice requirements, your landlord must comply with numerous state, county, and local requirements. If you think you have not been afforded all of your legal protections, contact us today for a further analysis of your specific situation.