Legal Representation for Cook County Landlords

Chicago landlord lawyer for lease negotiation and evictions

Chicago Attorney for Lease Drafting, Evictions, and More

Being a landlord can be hard work. Whether you are renting out a commercial property or a residential building, you have a lot of responsibilities. You are likely on the hook for making repairs, performing general upkeep, and collecting rent each month. As you may know, Illinois law often favors the tenant. However, you have rights as a landlord as well. It is important to take steps to protect your real estate investment from day one.

Whitacre & Stefanczuk LTD can assist with anything from drafting a strong and legally effective lease to evicting a problem tenant or fending off a lawsuit. We represent landlords all throughout Cook County in any legal matters affecting them or their properties. Our attorneys understand how much hard work it takes just to become a landlord, and we are committed to helping you protect the fruits of your labor.

Lease Drafting Lawyers in Cook County

A tenant lease is perhaps the most important business contract you will use in your dealings as a landlord. A well-written lease can make or break your experience. Knowing what to include or leave out, which provisions are or are not legal, and what you should or should not allow is a critically important skill.

Our attorneys are well-versed in landlord-tenant law. We craft leases for each individual landlord designed to protect your rights and keep your property safe from careless or malicious tenants. Our experience has taught us what works well in a lease and how to head off any potential disputes or problems.

Whether you are dealing with a residential or commercial property, we can design a lease for you that puts your needs first without running afoul of tenant protection laws.

Chicago Attorneys for Landlord-Tenant Disputes

No matter what you do, there is always the possibility that you will become involved in a legal dispute with one of your tenants. Whether your tenant has a legal leg to stand on or not, you will need an attorney to fight back. Courts in Illinois tend to favor tenants' rights, especially in residential leases. Landlords, however fair and reasonable, are often made out to be the "bad guy."

In many cases, we will be able to negotiate a solution with your tenant and can resolve the dispute without going to court. However, we are well-prepared to represent you in court if it becomes necessary.

Legal Help With Evictions for Cook County Landlords

While no landlord sets out to take in tenants they will later have to evict, circumstances may arise where this will become necessary. Maybe your tenant has not paid the rent, or a person may have set up a meth lab in your basement. However good your reason for needing a problem tenant out, eviction can be an inconvenient and prolonged process. Our goal is to streamline the process as much as possible so that you can go back to business as usual.

There are a number of good reasons to evict a tenant, but you will need proof of their lack of payment or material lease violation. Additionally, the eviction process can be complicated, but you must follow every step almost perfectly in order to get your legal eviction order.

This is where we come in. Our attorneys can help ensure that eviction procedures are followed exactly so that the process goes smoothly, even if the tenant resists.

Other Legal Services for Landlords

Whitacre & Stefanczuk LTD provides a number of legal services for property owners in Cook County. If you are interested in expanding your empire, we can help you with a real estate transaction. If your property taxes are out of hand, we may be able to fight for a reduction. We can also help you establish a company that you can use to help you manage multiple properties with ease while protecting your personal assets.

Our firm is here for all your real estate and property management needs, from purchasing your first rental property to successfully navigating landlord-tenant law.

Call a Cook County Real Estate Attorney for Landlord Representation

The team at Whitacre & Stefanczuk LTD has the experience and skill to help landlords guard their investments and handle tenant relations with confidence. Our goal is to handle the legal aspects of your business dealings as a landlord so that you never struggle with the complex laws surrounding landlord-tenant relations. We proudly serve landlords throughout Cook County. Contact our firm online or call our office at 773-622-6100 to set up a free consultation to learn how we can help.

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