Representing Illinois Landlords And Commercial Tenants
When it comes to eviction procedures, the laws in Illinois are extremely complex. Whether you are a commercial or residential landlord seeking to evict a tenant, or a commercial tenant served with a notice of eviction, it is important to have an attorney on your side with a firm understanding of the applicable laws.
With more than 40 years of experience with eviction actions, I understand the intricacies of the laws governing evictions. At my law firm, The Law Office of Andrew M. Carter, I represent commercial and residential landlords and commercial tenants in Wheaton and throughout the surrounding communities.
Assisting Landlords In Commercial And Residential Evictions
In Illinois, eviction procedures are governed by the Illinois Forcible Entry and Detainer Act. A landlord who is not well-versed in this law can easily miss important legal requirements and lose rights that they have a right to enforce under this law. As your attorney, I am very familiar with this act, and help clients avoid common pitfalls.
I help clients with the following eviction-related matters:
- Reviewing the lease and determining if, in fact, there has been a default or breach on the part of the tenant
- Serving proper notice of eviction on the defaulting party
- After expiration of the notice of eviction passes, preparing a formal eviction complaint and summons
- Taking the case to trial, in the event the case cannot be settled outside of court
Beyond eviction procedures, I also assist clients with other landlord-tenant disputes, including:
- Broken leases
- Violations of housing codes
- Security deposits
- Failure to pay rent
- Disorderly conduct
- Lack of notice
Defense For Commercial Tenants In Eviction Disputes
I also represent the interests of commercial tenants facing eviction. My experience representing both sides of eviction disputes provides clients with a clear advantage in negotiations and trial proceedings. In eviction cases, it is important to determine whether the landlord provided a proper notice of eviction. As your attorney, I will closely review the commercial lease to determine if any of its terms were violated.