Illinois Supreme Court to Vote on New Eviction Rule

New Rule open for Comment

The Rules Committee of the Illinois Supreme Court is having a hearing on June 24, 2020 for comments on a number of new proposed rules.  One of those rules affects eviction complaints. Continue reading

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IDFPR Guidance on Showings for Tenant Occupied Rentals

We’re in Phase 3 – Now what?

Unless you’ve haven’t been paying attention for the last week or so, you probably know that the entire State (including Chicago) has now moved into “Phase 3” of the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan which has been titled as the “Recovery” phase.  The Stay at Home portion of Executive Order 32 has been lifted.  During Phase 2, as readers of this blog know, landlords were prohibited in any circumstance from performing a showing of any “occupied rental property”.  What rules apply now that we are out of Phase 2 Continue reading

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Gov. Pritzker extends eviction moratorium

Illinois continues eviction shutdown

You didn’t think you would get off that easy, did you Mr. Landlord?  Nope.  As expected, evictions will not resume on Monday of next week.  Instead, the governor’s Executive Order 30 prohibiting evictions was extended bay way of Executive Order 39 to continue the ban on commencement of any residential eviction or the enforcement of any commercial or residential eviction until June 27, 2020.  This move comes as a surprise to absolutely no one.  One spike the State of Illinois may see in a few weeks is foreclosures.

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Illinois Eviction Courts Likely to Remain Closed

Opening Day Postponed?

UPDATE:  See here.  We have been monitoring the eviction court situation closely.  In his press conference on May 26, 2020, Governor Pritzker indicated that he was likely to extend the eviction moratorium (in a sense, overruling the legislature that just decided not to extend an eviction moratorium), likely for another month.  Currently, the Governor’s executive order 30 and the local orders of many County Circuit Courts, including Cook County, put eviction courts on hold until May 31, 2020.  It is now looking like an eviction court opening date of Continue reading

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Update on SB3066

Covid-19 Legislation stalls

This was a hard-fought battle.  The tenants’ rights advocates are blaming the money paid to state representatives by the real estate industry, but just as likely was in-fighting between City and suburban legislators about how much relief money would go to Chicagoans versus others throughout the state.  The end result is that Continue reading

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IL Supreme Court Changes Eviction Procedures

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With all of the hoopla over the proposed Rep Delia Ramirez Covid-19 Eviction Moratorium law, there is one other important issue to report on in the realm of Illinois landlord tenant law.  Yesterday, March 22, 2020, the  Illinois Supreme Court Continue reading

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SB3066 Amended AGAIN – Likely to go to a vote tonight (see UPDATE inside)

Rep. Delia Ramirez has filed another amendment to the proposed SB3066 “COVID-19 Emergency and Economic Recovery Renter and Homeowner Protection Act”.  I am hearing that this was done to resolve some of the complaints about the law.  I am also hearing that this is likely to go to a vote tonight. Continue reading

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What is in SB3066 that is bad for Illinois Landlords?

What’s Wrong Here?

Obviously, there is quite a bit of activity going on today (5/22/20) regarding SB3066.  This law has it all – rent cancellation, government control of landlords, eviction moratorium, and eviction sealing.  This is going to HURT housing providers.  What if the State of Illinois passed a law allowing people to just take what they want from the 7-11 store because of Covid-19 hardship?  That’s what they are proposing here.  Government sponsored theft.

Let’s take a look at some of the key points: Continue reading

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YES, ANOTHER CALL TO ACTION as Rep. Delia Ramirez zigs and zags

Somehow, Representative Delia Ramirez has filed an amendment (HFA2) to a SENATE bill known as SB3066.  We had been waiting for Senator Robert Peters to file this.  So, what happened?  Yesterday’s hearing on the house bill probably didn’t go so well, so they’ve amended a senate bill and are looking to try again in the Senate Executive Committee TODAY (5/22/20) at 9AM with a modified version of the law.  Get a Witness Slip in NOW.

This bill includes notice cancellation, eviction moratoriums, record sealing, and control over rental property owners.  It needs to be stopped.

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URGENT: House Executive Committee Set to Vote on Bill to Cancel Rent at 10am today

UPDATE: THIS LINKED CALL TO ACTION IS MORE IMPORTANT ON 5/22/20

This morning (5/21/20) at 10am, the State House of Representatives Executive Committee is going to be voting on the very anti-landlord House Bill 5574 Amendment 1 sponsored by Rep. Delia C. Ramirez that will CANCEL the obligation of tenants to pay rent due to Covid-19 hardship.  Landlords should file a witness slip on this NOW.

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