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Naperville Landlord Eviction Attorney

Illinois Landlord Evictions Law Firm

Representation for Landlords in DuPage County

As a landlord, you likely have a screening process each prospective tenant must go through. You likely look at information like your tenant's proven income, criminal record, and credit score. The main purpose of screening tenants is to protect your property and prevent a situation where you need to evict a tenant. Unfortunately, even the best tenant screening systems can fail to detect a tenant who will become a problem. Whether your tenant is destroying your property, using it for illegal purposes, disturbing the neighbors, or has simply stopped paying rent, evicting them may be the only prudent course of action. However, evictions can be complicated. In Tennessee - as in most other states - landlord-tenant law tends to favor the tenant rather heavily. This can make evictions challenging.

Appelman Law LLC is highly experienced in helping Illinois landlords evict tenants who cannot be allowed to remain in their landlord's property. We understand that while you likely do not want to evict a tenant, it is sometimes entirely necessary. If you are in the position of needing to evict someone, our legal team can help. We will take great care to ensure that your eviction goes smoothly by managing the process from start to finish. We can assist you with identifying evidence that may be needed, filing paperwork with the court by each new deadline, and providing representation in the courtroom. Our goal is to get you your property back as quickly as possible while abiding by the designated legal process.

Causes for Eviction in Illinois

Tenants have many legal protections available. These laws are designed to prevent people from being ejected from their homes without warning or for abusive reasons. Unfortunately, these laws can make it somewhat difficult to eject a tenant through civil litigation for good reasons as well. You must have a legal reason to begin the eviction process. Possible causes for eviction in Illinois may include:

  • Nonpayment of rent - This is likely the number one reason for evictions. Even a generally good tenant may stop paying rent should they experience a financial crisis such as job loss. Unfortunately, most landlords cannot afford to let a nonpaying tenant remain regardless of their reasons.
  • Destruction of property - If your tenant is carelessly causing serious damage to your property, you can likely evict them. Note that a single instance of negligence leading to minor damage may not be enough to sustain an eviction in all cases.
  • Crime on the premises - If your tenant has committed certain criminal acts in their rental unit, you may be able to evict them to protect your property and others who live nearby. Evicting a tenant who has committed violent offenses like domestic battery or drug crimes is common.
  • Lease violations - A tenant who does not abide by the terms they agreed to in the lease can often be evicted. For example, if your tenant moves an unapproved pet or person into the home, smokes in a nonsmoking unit, or routinely disregards quiet hours, they can likely be evicted.
  • Health and safety issues - If your tenant engages in any behavior that threatens the health and safety of those around them, you may have a cause for eviction. Examples include allowing trash to pile up around the unit, damaging the plumbing such that it does not work, or toying with electrical wiring.

While almost no landlord wants to go through the full eviction process, it is sometimes a necessity that comes with the territory. When you need a tenant out, you need quality legal representation. Our experienced attorneys can take on even the most challenging evictions.

Contact a Naperville Landlord Evictions Lawyer

Appelman Law LLC is committed to providing local landlords with the highest quality representation. We are meticulous in handling our clients' evictions so you can rest assured that yours will go as smoothly as possible with as little stress to you as possible. For a complimentary consultation, please contact us at 630-717-7801.

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