INSTRUCTIONS FOR DELIVERY OF A LANDLORD'S NOTICE AND TO BEGIN A CHICAGO EVICTION


  • Fill out the 5 day notice and make 2 copies
  • Hand-Deliver ONE COPY of the 5 day notice to the tenant or anyone in the household over the age of 13
  • After you make that hand delivery (you don't have to tell them what it is - or get their signature - you just need to be sure you handed it to someone over the age of 13 that you can describe) THEN take your copy of the 5-day notice and the Affidavit to a notary
  • In front of a notary, fill out the Affidavit document and get that notarized.  The day you serve is not counted, so start the 5 days the next day. 
  • If you do not receive FULL Payment, then reach back out to Levin Law  to start the eviction process.

The Firm's Services


 



Levin Law Ltd

  • Residential Real Estate Transactions (Purchase or Sale) - Flat Fee
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions - Flat Fee or Hourly 
  • Construction Law / Mechanic's Liens / Contractor Disputes  - Hourly
  • Evictions (Landlord Services Only) - Hourly
  • Civil Appeals - First District - Hourly

NEED EVICTION FORMS?

SEE LINK BELOW FOR ILLINOIS-APPROVED EVICTION FORMS INCLUDING 5 - 10 - 30 DAY NOTICE FORMS


​https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/forms/approved-forms/forms-approved-forms-circuit-court/eviction

WHAT WILL AN EVICTION COST?


Unfortunately, evictions have always been unique "animals" due to the nature of the case, efficiency of the courts and sheriff's offices, as well as whether a tenant obtains counsel.  Now, due to Covid, many rule-changes took place and it takes longer to raise rent or to terminate a lease for non-renewal (due to Chicago's Fair Notice Ordinance).  It is impossible to predict an exact cost.  That said, you will be charged ONLY for time spent on your case including court time, as well as for costs - including filing fees, sheriff/process service costs and out-of-pocket expenses.


Also, Court operations are slow, often log-jammed for hours with lawyers and parties waiting for cases to be called.  As a result, it's impossible to know how long a case will take or how many court appearances will be required.  This is especially true because Courts are mandating "early resolution programs" which are basically like mediation - and sometimes the parties have no choice about these things.  The goal here is to get in an out as fast as possible - but where there used to be 30 cases on a docket, now it's hundreds per day and things are taking a very long time - which makes things more expensive.


Levin Law represents landlords ONLY and charges hourly.  Please email for additional information or fee-quote.  


Email:  levinlawltd@gmail.com

For Evictions:     

You Will Need the Following Documents before You Contact Levin Law


  1. Landlord's Notice 5 day / 10-day / 30 Day / 60 Day / 120 Day Notice - Please review the Fair Notice Ordinance to Determine what Notice you need to provide.  All Notices must be notarized, and hand-delivered or sent certified mail.  
  2. Copy of Lease and any amendments to the Lease
  3. Copy of any communications regarding non-payment of rent, Covid-19 issues
  4. Tenant Information - Full names of all persons living in residence including photos if available (Please check social media before you call the firm)
  5. Ledger - Current ledger sheet of all amounts due to present, including late fees as separate line item if lease allows