Area of Legal Practice

Landlord-Tenant Lawyer

At Sims Law Firm, Ltd., we handle landlord-tenant disputes including both eviction actions as well as attempting to resolve problems before they end up in court. In court, we typically represent only landlords.

If you are a landlord, you need to be aware that Illinois law relating to evictions can be very technical. Thus, if you believe that you are going to have to evict a tenant, we recommend that you contact us as early in the process as possible. This helps ensure that you comply with the requirements imposed by law. This usually results in a faster, more streamlined eviction process.

Additionally, the process can take several weeks to complete. Thus, the sooner you begin the process, the faster it is for us complete the eviction and allow your property to begin producing income again.

If you are contacting us about a possible eviction, please gather the following documents and information:

  • The lease
  • A statement of the sums owed by the tenant
  • Any notices that you have served on the tenant
  • Any correspondence between you and the tenant

However, do not send any of these documents to us until we ask you to do so.

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