Ten Opportunities for Illinois Landlords While Evictions are Shut Down

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I’m tired.  I’m tired of explaining to landlords about all of the bad things that have happened to landlords during the course of this pandemic.  Throughout the last seven months, government – at every level – has waged a war on housing providers.  They’re an easy target.  The press and the public have no sympathy for landlords.  It’s an uphill battle.  It can be depressing and I’m getting tired of explaining all day long what landlords can’t do.  But, let’s talk about something positive today.  Continue reading

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Gov. Pritzker extends eviction ban another 30 days

I knew it would happen.  You knew it would happen.  Your tenants knew it would happen.  WTTW is reporting that Governor Pritzker is extending the eviction ban to November 22, 2020.  Once we see the order, we’ll post the details, but you might as well have something to ruin your Friday, right?

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Federal Government issues guidance on CDC Eviction Moratorium

FAQ

On October 9, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Department of Justice issued non-binding guidance in the form of a FAQ document about the Center for Disease Control’s eviction moratorium order. Continue reading

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J.B. Pritzker leaves landlords in the dust… again

Like Britney Spears and to no one’s surprise, he did it again.  The Governor’s order prohibiting evictions was set to expire on September 18 – just two days from now.  I know this is going to come as a MAJOR SHOCK to many, but the Governor has once again extended that order.  He says the ban will be extended to October 22, 2020 (the actual paperwork will be filed over the weekend if he holds to previous form UPDATE: the prohibition was extended to October 17, 2020).  I can’t see Continue reading

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Consultation fees for Landlord Tenant matters

As readers of this blog likely know, this is a blog for landlords.  Here at Reda | Ciprian | Magnone, LLC, we don’t represent tenants in residential eviction cases. We help residential landlords.  We help lots of them.  We talk to lots of them.  We are usually glad to have a quick conversation to see if we are a match for an engagement at no cost.  Unfortunately, these are unprecedented times and the laws affecting Illinois landlords Continue reading

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Deep dive into the Federal Eviction Moratorium

As readers of this blog are aware, the Federal government has gotten into the landlord-tenant business.  This past Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unpublished order that is expected to be published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2020 purporting to put a moratorium on certain residential evictions until December 31, 2020.  The order is not a rule but is to be considered an emergency action taken by the CDC.  As promised, here’s a deeper dive into the order. Continue reading

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CDC Halts Some Evictions until December 31, 2020

2+2=5

If you thought you’ve seen it all, you were wrong. The federal government is in the back in the landlord regulation game.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an order to be published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2020 that places a halt on some (many?) evictions until the end of this year.  They say they want to stem a flood of evictions.  I wonder what they will do to stem the flood of foreclosures.  Many landlords haven’t seen a dime for nine or ten months.  The rules do have an income threshold and only apply in cases of non-payment of rent.  They also seem only to apply in places that don’t already have a moratorium.  I’ll do a deeper dive into this one and the federal extension of the CARES Act-like protections by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shortly.

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Small Landlord Acts on Eviction Moratorium

Close the Loophole

I was in a meeting today with a landlord who is trying to do something about the Governor’s eviction moratorium.  I listened to this landlord tell a story about how her tenants are doing damage to her property, how her tenants refuse to move, how her tenants won’t even apply for rental assistance.  They are just sitting there in her property.  She has no remedy against them and they know it.  At the same time, she’s lost her job amid the Covid crisis.  She lives out of town and is not renewing her own lease because she can’t afford rent because she can’t support two households.  What is she to do?  Well, she’s trying to do something about it.  At the link, you’ll find a petition wherein she asks the Governor to allow evictions to proceed against tenants who refuse to work with their landlords in any capacity.  This makes quite a bit of sense.  If you want to sign the petition, you can find it here.

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Eviction Moratorium Extension a Boon to Landlords?

Governor Drops a Big Hint

As discussed here last week, over the weekend, by way of Executive Order 2020-52, Governor Pritzker has extend the moratorium on commencement and execution of certain evictions until September 19, 2020.  I will not bother to opine on how this policy decision will negatively impact landlords nor the hopeless unfairness of this policy to small and large housing providers.  I will say that there might be one small glimmer of hope contained in the language of the executive order.  First, the language extending the order: Continue reading

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Illinois Eviction Moratorium to be Extended Again

Landlord’s Left Wondering Why

Admit it.  You didn’t think he would do it, did you?  You were losing faith.  Well, he sure showed you.  Aided this time by political cover from the Sheriff of Cook County, the Governor Pritzker has indicated that he is going to extend the eviction moratorium that was set to expire over the weekend for an additional 30 days.  So, once again, State and County politicians choose tenants over landlords.  I wonder when the landlords will get some relief.  Will it come before they wind up in foreclosure?  I have clients whose cases were filed BEFORE the moratorium went into effect in April who will not have an initial court hearing until January, 2021.  That’s ridiculous.  Their tenants were served notices long before Covid was on anyone’s radar.  Landlords tired of this nonsense who are considering selling their rental buildings should consider us as a resource to help you navigate all of the crazy landlord tenant laws that affect sellers.

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