Tenant Evictions

A “forcible entry and detainer action” is a lawsuit that a landlord or other party entitled to real property can undertake when a tenant or other occupant of real property refuses to vacate.  More commonly, a “forcible entry and detainer action” is known as an eviction.

Reda | Ciprian | Magnone, LLC accepts engagements for many different types of eviction matters, including: residential evictions, condominium association evictions for past due rent, and commercial evictions.  We regularly handle evictions in Chicago, Illinois and Cook County (to see if you have a case in Cook County where we will accept an engagement, please see this post) and, depending upon our caseload, can sometimes, depending on our caseload, handle evictions in Lake County and DuPage County.

Evictions in Illinois are governed by the Illinois Forcible Entry and Detainer Act, a statute that sets forth the procedure and requirements for an eviction.  The statute is technical in nature and must be complied with in order to obtain a court order to turnover possession to a landlord or other entitled party.

Remember, there are only two lawful ways to regain possession of real estate from a tenant.  First, the tenant can turn over possession voluntarily.  Second, the Sheriff can turn over possession pursuant to an order of a Circuit Court obtained via an eviction lawsuit.

Feel free to contact us or give us a call at 773-399-1122 to discuss the possibility of engaging Reda | Ciprian | Magnone, LLC to represent you in an Illinois eviction matter.  We do charge a fee for in-office consultations, but we are always willing to have a short, 5-10 minute discussion, free of charge, to see if we are a match for an engagement.

We handle each eviction case individually on its merits.  Generally, it costs approximately $650 plus costs for the following services: initial drafting of summons and complaint, tracking the sheriff’s service of process, informing the client of the results of service of process, preparing for court and making the first appearance in court.  Nonetheless, these eviction services and any others are billed for attorney time at the hourly rate of $295 per hour plus costs and clerk time at $85.  Clients pay all court costs, service of process fees, and other costs.  For other landlord-tenant consultations and non-eviction matters, we charge $325 per hour.  We are not engaged to assist any potential client until we receive a signed engagement letter and advance payment of fees and costs.  You can find our more about us and our services here.