Cheers to 30 Years!

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While most of the communications you receive from Erwin Law are informational or educational in nature, this one’s a bit more personal… 2022 marks Erwin Law’s 30th Anniversary. And I find myself feeling overwhelmed with gratitude. I’ve been blessed with a wildly supportive, very understanding family that has made many sacrifices to ensure the Firm’s success …… Read more »

Should Your Association Update Its Declarations?

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If your Condominium Association is considering whether or not it’s time to update its Declarations and Bylaws, you should be aware of some recent updates in Illinois law. Associations interested in preventing the rental of units on short-term platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO should review the Declaration language regarding short-term rentals. Most will refer… Read more »

Not All Residential Real Estate is the Same

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The Multifamily real estate market remains HOT. And with financing widely available, interest rates relatively low, rents at all-time highs and rental demand at peak levels and rising, it’s easy to see why more and more investors are being drawn to this exciting segment of the market. While multifamily properties can be great investments, there… Read more »

Evictions: Important Housing Provider Update

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Housing providers in Chicago should be aware of a pilot program being initiated by the US Department of Housing in the first half of 2022. The “Right to Counsel” program is designed to ensure low-income tenants will be provided with legal counsel in eviction cases and is being funded, in part, with an $8 million… Read more »

Eviction Update: Time to File?

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Evictions in Chicago are taking longer than ever before – five or six months, at the earliest. If negotiating with your tenant hasn’t been fruitful, you should consider beginning the eviction process immediately. Starting the process shouldn’t keep you from continuing to try and negotiate an amicable termination of the tenancy – in fact, in… Read more »

What is a Revocable Living Trust?

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  A revocable living trust is an entity to which individuals may transfer ownership of certain real or personal property, like a home, a precious family heirloom, an insurance policy or company stock. There are many benefits to creating a revocable living trust. For starters, it gives an individual the ability to establish an asset… Read more »

Important New Restrictions for Suburban Landlords

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The new “Cook County Residential Tenant and Landlord Ordinance” creates hidden pitfalls that all existing landlords, as well as purchasers of multi-units in Cook County (except for Chicago, Evanston and other municipalities with home-rule landlord tenant ordinances), would do well to learn and avoid.