Re: Evictions in IL? Read this., - Posted by Tim Jensen
Posted by Tim Jensen on June 03, 2000 at 19:57:50:
I have done a number of evictions in IL and can tell you that they are not fun. So, let me give you some advice.
First, DO NOT GIVE THE TENANT A 5 DAY NOTICE. That is only used when they have not paid rent. If they are current on rent, this will most likely be thrown out. Instead, give try giving them a 10 day notice. This is used whenever a tenant has violated a term of their lease. Though you may need to check your lease and see what term they may have violated.
Also, you could give them a 30 day notice. Once again you need to look and see what your lease says. Now on the off chance you do not have a written lease I would just give them a 30 day notice.
Finally, I think the best thing to do is go and talk to the tenant and just ask them to leave, be nice but firm. I think that would be the best way to reslove the problem.