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

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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  This past Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unpublished order that is expected to be published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2020 purporting to put a moratorium on certain residential evictions until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.

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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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:

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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 … Read more

Unbelievable Court Delays in Cook County Eviction Cases

Massive Delays in Cook County Eviction Courts

Are you a landlord with a case pending in the Cook County Circuit Court system?  As noted on this blog, in late July, Judge Kenneth Wright entered an order postponing ALL eviction court dates pending for August appearances.  The County has developed a system to increase the caseload of the eviction judges by 10 cases per judge per day four days a week.  The results of that rescheduling are now being made known and the results are shocking.

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No Cook County Eviction Cases until September?

Cook County Court Issues Guidance on Return to Evictions

On July 27, 2020, Judge Kenneth Wright, Jr. entered a General Order dealing with the current caseload of Cook County eviction cases.  As you know, the Governor’s extension of Executive Order 2020-30 is going to extend the moratorium on evictions to August 22, 2020.  In the order, the court explains how the backlog of already filed and pending eviction cases will be dealt with.

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