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Will County Residential Landlord Eviction Process

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Will County Residential Real Estate Eviction Attorneys

The Will County Residential Landlord Eviction Process will be discussed in this article. The eviction process is also called the “Forcible Entry and Detainer Process” otherwise known as the eviction process for residential evictions. This blog will focus on the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit or otherwise known as the “Will County Circuit Court”. 

Joliet and Will County Residential Eviction Procedures

Will County Government and the Will County Courthouse has developed a partnership to assist residents, which have a likelihood of becoming homeless if the eviction process is finalized. Furthermore, the Illinois Rental Payment Program or otherwise known as “ILRPP” is the State of Illinois’s version of the rental assistance program to aid residential landlords and tenants. The purpose of the residential rental assistance programs is to provide housing assistance to tenants directly to landlords with the goal of providing housing stability for tenants.

Landlord’s Response to Residential Rental Assistance in Will County, Illinois

Residential Landlords have the right but not the obligation to accept rental assistance. Often, the tenants fail to follow through on the rental assistance program without the aid and enforcement authority of the Will County Circuit Court. A residential landlord attorney can scare residential tenants into compliance who have been fiscally irresponsible in their follow-up with the residential landlord with regard to their past-due rent. Second, residential landlords located in the following cities of Will County could accept or reject the Illinois Rental Assistance Program:

  • Crest Hill

  • Shorewood

  • Plainfield

  • Joliet

  • Bolingbrook

  • Channahon

  • Lockport

  • Naperville (South)

  • Elwood

  • Frankfort

  • Mokena

  • Crete

Often, residential landlords seek our legal advice on whether they should accept the Illinois Assistance Program. In many instances, Will County Residential Landlords should accept rental assistance depending on their residential tenants. In situations where their residential tenants have faced a temporary hardship, which resulted in an unpaid rental balance, the Illinois Rental Assistance Program is a well-sought-after program. However, in our experience, residential tenants often are irresponsible and have a perpetual need for government assistance. Therefore, dismissing their residential eviction matters will simply prolong the inevitable and a residential eviction must occur either now or in the future.

Eviction Notices for Will County Residential Landlords

There are primarily two types of eviction notices used by residential landlords. The first type of eviction notice is a five-day notice. A five-day notice is a written notice that is given to a residential tenant to inform them a specified amount of rent that must be paid within five days or the residential tenant will face the Will County Eviction Process. With the five-day notice, the residential landlord has the right to terminate the written residential lease. The right to terminate the written lease means that the choice is the landlord’s decision.

The second type of residential eviction notice is a thirty-day notice. The purpose of a thirty-day notice is to terminate the monthly rental tenancy, which occurs when a residential tenant’s lease has expired, or an oral lease occurred between the landlord and tenants. Family situations may also result in an oral lease, which continues a month-to-month basis until either party gives the proper written notice to negate the monthly rental tenancy period.

Proper Service Methods in Forcible Entry and Eviction Cases in Joliet, Illinois

There are primarily two service methods to serve residential tenants. The first method is by certified mail. Certified mail with a return receipt with a signature required is a common method of the service process. Certified mail is ineffective if the residential tenants fail to sign the certified mail slip. The failure to sign the certified mail slip is an ineffective service of process method.

The second type of proper service method is personal service. Personal service is when a private process server or the sheriff’s office is used to serve a residential tenant an eviction notice such as a five-day or thirty-30-day notice. A private process server has the skill and education to understand how to effectively serve a residential tenant. Furthermore, residential landlords find it cost-effective to use a professional because they lack time to visit their tenant multiple times in their attempt to serve the tenant an eviction notice. The final benefit of a private process server is the ability to serve difficult residential tenants.

Responsive and Experienced 

Gateville Law Firm has the staff and attorneys to provide residential landlords efficient and cost-effective legal process. Our staff and attorneys understand the ins and outs of the residential eviction process in the Crest Hill, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Mokena, Frankfort, Plainfield, Shorewood, and nearby areas of Will County, Illinois. Our law firm serves the entire Will County area in service to residential landlords. Contact our law office today at 630-780-1034 or via the online contact form. We handle residential evictions virtually and residential landlords do not have to attend court unless there is a trial for eviction which is seldom.

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