Sealing Old Eviction Files

Many tenants with an eviction in their background struggle to find affordable, quality housing. Landlords often refuse to rent to anyone with an eviction filing on their record. These eviction cases are often years old and offer no insight to the quality of the tenant today. A recent amendment to the Eviction Act makes it easier to seal old eviction files.

Sealing Old Eviction Files

Many tenants with an eviction in their background struggle to find affordable, quality housing. Landlords often refuse to rent to anyone with an eviction filing on their record. These eviction cases are often years old and offer no insight to the quality of the tenant today. A recent amendment to the Eviction Act makes it easier to seal old eviction files.

Resolving Eviction Cases through Mediation and Agreed Orders

The Supreme Court recently released a new suite of agreed eviction orders. The orders offer a variety of agreements, with the tenant staying, leave, and perhaps paying back rent. CVLS Staff Attorneys Matt Hulstein and Marty Cozzola will review this suite and share some good ideas for mediating and resolving eviction cases.

Seminar: Using Agreed Orders to Resolve Eviction Cases

The Supreme Court recently released a new suite of agreed eviction orders. The orders offer a variety of agreements, with the tenant staying, leave, and perhaps paying back rent. CVLS Staff Attorneys Matt Hulstein and Marty Cozzola will review this suite and share some good ideas for mediating and resolving eviction cases.

Basics of Landlord-Tenant Law in Cook County

In our first training in this new series, experienced housing attorney and CVLS volunteer Wayne Shapiro and Staff Attorney Martin Cozzola will cover the rights and responsibilities of landlords and an overview of the eviction process, including recent permanent changes to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 139 and Chicago’s Fair Notice Ordinance.

Seminar: Basics of Filing for Eviction

CVLS is recruiting and training a new generation of attorneys to assist and advise families who are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through these new projects, CVLS volunteers will serve scores of new clients, including: homeowners struggling with mortgage payments, landlords who can’t pay their bills without rent, and people trying to collect on judgments or debts.

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