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Tenant’s Rights: Commercial vs. Apartment

Topic: Business & Contracts, Court Representation & Litigation, Real Estate, Landlord Tenant Read Time: 1-3 mins Free Tools & Services: Tenant’s Toolkit. Sign up to get free tools for tenants. What Is Happening? COVID-19 has stopped the economy for many Americans. Workers and businesses alike are wondering what is next, and how to pay rent.…
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Title Insurance: Stopping Homeowner Heartache

What is Title Insurance? Title insurance protects real estate owners, banks, and stakeholders by insuring against risks to property title. When you buy property, you want to own it without someone suing you- claiming they are the actual owners, or have lien on the land. How Does it Protect Me? Title insurance can protect you…
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Zoning Lawsuit

A property owner can file suit after a zoning decision. (a) Any decision by the corporate authorities of any municipality, home rule or non-home rule, in regard to any petition or application for a special use, variance, rezoning, or other amendment to a zoning ordinance shall be subject to de novo judicial review as a…
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Home Rule

Bigger cities like Chicago are “home rule” units, meaning they can zone and tax. A County which has a chief executive officer elected by the electors of the county and any municipality which has a population of more than 25,000 are home rule units. Other municipalities may elect by referendum to become home rule units.…
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Taking Back Real Estate

Illinois law only allows evictions in court. “No person shall make an entry into lands or tenements except in cases where entry is allowed by law, and in such cases he or she shall not enter with force, but in a peaceable manner…” 735 ILCS 5/9-101