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By Mike DeSantis

 One of a landlord’s least favorite parts of the job is undoubtedly the eviction process. The process begins when a tenant violates the lease and the landlord is forced to serve an eviction notice, typically for overdue rent, non-compliance with lease rules or new occupancy beginning on a month to month lease. The process proceeds when the landlord takes their eviction case in Chicago to court. When the tenant vacates peaceably and is able to collect unpaid rent, the eviction is considered a thorough success.

Throughout the process, a landlord/tenant attorney is invaluable. As landlords push for what is rightfully theirs, a competent attorney can help a landlord navigate any of the milestones they encounter in the process. These include:

• Notifying the tenant of the violation
• Filling and serving the court documents for the eviction
• Presenting evidence for your eviction to the judge
• Taking court-ordered possession of property
• Beginning collections

We’ve put together a visual flow chart of the eviction process below for landlords.


As you can see, there are a lot of steps a landlord must take before a tenant can be evicted, the landlord can take possession of property and is allowed to collect security deposits and back rent.  Gardi, Haught, Fischer & Bhosale LTD has experienced tenant/landlord attorneys that can help you every step of the way.

If you are a landlord and would like a free consultation about your rights concerning the eviction of a tenant(s) please don’t hesitate to contact us at 847-944-9400 or fill out our free case evaluation below.

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