JOLIET LANDLORD EVICTIONS 101

Joliet Evictions 101 for Landlords

This article discusses Joliet Landlord Evictions 101 in Will County, Illinois.  Our law firm concentrates in Joliet and Will County Evictions.

JOLIET LANDLORD EVICTIONS 101 FOR LANDLORDS

Being a landlord comes with many responsibilities and it is not an easy line of work. As a landlord, one has to worry about every aspect in regards to the premises that they lease to tenants. It becomes even more difficult when the tenant is not paying rent. 

At Robertson Legal Group, LLC, our attorneys have the skill and experience to assist you in evicting tenants. In short, there are four main steps to consider when starting an eviction process: 1) Notice; 2) Complaint; 3) Summons; and 4) Order of Possession and/or Money Damages. 

FIRST STEP:  PICKING THE CORRECT EVICTION NOTICE

The first step to an eviction process is the notice. There are many different types of notices a landlord can give to a tenant such as a five-day notice, a seven-day notice, and a thirty-day notice. Although there are many more notices, these are the ones that are used the most often. A five-day notice is used when a landlord seeks rent from the tenant. A seven-day notice is used when the tenants are renting the premises on a weekly basis. Finally, a thirty-day notice is used when the lease is on a monthly basis.

SECOND STEP:  DRAFTING FORCIBLE ENTRY AND DETAINER EVICTION COMPLAINT IN JOLIET

The second step is the complaint. The purpose of a complaint is to allow the judge and the parties involved understand what the issues in the case are. Not only does a complaint explain the issues, it states what it is the landlord is seeking. The landlord may be seeking possession of the premises, money damages, or in most cases both. It is also very crucial to list the known tenants and the “unknown tenants” since one does not know exactly who lives on the premises. It covers all the parties involved.

THIRD STEP:  EVICTION SUMMONS DELIVERY

The third step is the Summons. After notice and the complaint steps are completed, it is important to serve the tenants. Serving the tenants of the matter in court that is being filed against them is very important. Everyone must be aware of the action in court against them. This is usually done by employing a process server or using the Sheriff’s Office. 

FOURTH STEP:  ORDER OF POSSESSION AND EVICTION IN WILL COUNTY

The fourth step is the order of possession and/or money damages. After the first three steps are completed appropriately, only then can the relief sought by the landlord be granted. The landlord can either get his premises back into his possession, finally receive the unpaid rent, or both. It can even be the case that Robertson Legal Group, LLC is awarded reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs. Let Robertson Group, LLC help you in your eviction process.

EXPERIENCED JOLIET LANDLORD TENANT ATTORNEYS IN WILL COUNTY

The eviction process can be not only be irritating, but if can be difficult without help. Robertson Legal Group, LLC, knows exactly what to do to help you achieve the result you are seeking. Let our attorneys and our staff take some of the burden off your shoulders and give the hard stuff to Robertson Legal Group, LLC.  Sean Robertson may be reached at 630-882-9117.