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The Joliet Eviction Process in Illinois

Will County Eviction Process 101

The Will County Eviction Process 101 is an overview of the Illinois landlord eviction process in Joliet and Will County. The Forcible Entry and Detainer Act, 735 ILCS 5/9-101, is the law that governs the Illinois and Will County Eviction Process. This Forcible Entry and Detainer Act governs the Will County Eviction Process 101 and describes the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in the State of Illinois.

5-day, 10 day, and 30-day notices

These eviction notices are the 3 major types of eviction notices that affect the majority of landlords and tenants in Will County. The Will County Eviction Process is the rules, which govern the rental and lease terms of landlords and tenants in Illinois. Here is a detailed explanation of the three major types of eviction notices in Will County:
5-day Non-Payment of Rent. This notice is effective for tenants that fail to pay their rent on time. A 5-day notice is an eviction notice given to a tenant by a landlord or their representative. The 5-day notice informs the tenant that the landlord can terminate the rental lease if the tenant does not pay the amount specified in the 5-day notice. See 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. Section 5/9-209.
10-day Notice for Violation of the Lease. This is a notice to quit and gives the tenant 10 days to move out of the residence before the eviction process can occur by the landlord. The 10-day notice is designed for lease violations such as damage to the property, non-payment of rent, and/or ordinary and criminal violations. See 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. Section 5/9-210.
30-day notice to Vacate Premises. The 30-day notice is a written notice to the tenant that informs the tenant that the landlord wants to terminate the written lease or oral lease. Generally, the 30-day notice is used when the landlord wants to evict an ex-girlfriend or boyfriend (or child) or a holdover tenant from a written notice or an oral lease. See 740 Ill. Comp. Stat. Section 40/11.

Will County Clerk of the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit

The Joliet and Will County Eviction Process is favorable for landlords in the right cases. Sean Robertson and Robertson Legal Group, LLC concentrate in landlord and tenant evictions exclusively for landlords in the following cities in Will County:
• Joliet
• Crest Hill
• Lockport
• Homer Glen
• Mokena
• Naperville
• Aurora IL
• Plainfield
• Wilmington
• Crete
• Monee
• New Lenox
• Shorewood
• Romeoville
• Bolingbrook
• Beecher
• Braidwood
• Channahon
• Peotone
• Manhattan
• Braidwood

The first step in the Will County Eviction Process in Joliet is the filing of an eviction case or otherwise called the “Law Magistrate”. Will County Courts have the relevant landlord and eviction paperwork under the “Forcible Entry and Eviction Packet”.

THE COMPLAINT IN FORCIBLE ENTRY AND DETAINER

The Complaint in Forcible Entry and Detainer is essentially an eviction lawsuit that alleges the amount of damages that are due. Furthermore, there are two types of damages sought in the Complaint in Forcible Entry and Detainer. The first type of relief is an order for possession of the rental property. An order of possession of the rental property is a court order, which orders the tenant or tenants and unknown occupants to move out of the rental property.

This is essentially a court order which gives the landlord legal authority to secure the rental property back from the tenants and unknown occupants. The second type of relief sought in The Complaint in Forcible Entry and Detainer is money damages or the amount of rent, attorney’s fees, and court costs that the tenants owe the Plaintiff Landlord.

SUMMONS IN FORCIBLE ENTRY AND DETAINER

A summons is used by the Will County Sheriff’s Office or a private process server to inform the tenants and unknown occupants of their critical legal rights and when they must appear in eviction court in Joliet and Will County. The Summons grants the Will County Court jurisdiction to hear the case against a tenant(s) and unknown occupants. Without jurisdiction, the Will County Court cannot force a tenant or tenants to do some such as move out of the rental property or pay a judgment to the Plaintiff Landlord.

QUALIFIED AND RESPONSIVE JOLIET AND WILL COUNTY LANDLORD AND TENANT EVICTION ATTORNEYS

In conclusion, Sean Robertson is the Founder of Robertson Legal Group, LLC and we concentrate in forcible entry and detainer actions or otherwise known as “Joliet Landlord and Tenant Evictions” in Joliet and the nearby Will County cities. Sean Robertson is an experienced landlord and tenant eviction attorney that assist landlords with the eviction process in Will County. Sean Robertson may be reached at 630-882-9117.

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